Symphony of Rain

January 7, 2009
By Sarah Leiterman, Rochester, MI

“Symphony of Rain”

A child
staring out the window like a cat.
Rain pours down from the sky,
he listens to each drop “ping” off the bird feeder,
or the car outside.

You may see a blank face,
an obedient little boy, barely conscious

But in the child’s mind is philharmonia.
He’s creating a complex
Symphony of Rain.
This little boy…
violins plucking, cellos glissing,
flutes and clarinets dance in key
while chimes ring out...
All in his head.

this little boy:
slurred speech, crossed eyes,
his legs in a brace.

But you only see an empty mind
A dumb mind
A potato

But the boy hears music!

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This article has 2 comments.

sunnysyd said...
on Jan. 22 2009 at 5:15 am
I loved that... "But the boy hears music!"

Joy26 said...
on Jan. 22 2009 at 2:02 am
Nice poem!

As I said on another comment for a different poem, go see "August Rush"!!!

In the movie, this little orphaned boy hears music everywhere he goes...this poem reminded me of it as well as the beauty all around us.

Wow! GREAT job!


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