Small Stone – Day 9

Small Stone

Small Stone

pouring rain.
Hammering and
rumbling at a clip. Joyful
appreciation in listening to
drops. Liquid musical chorus
in full tenor, baritone and bass.
Sweeping winds with identifiable
instruments of tin roof, pavement
and hard ground. Humming filters
through branches of winter trees.
Answered prayers for reprieve
from drought. Seems like our
fill may come in one mighty
swoop. Nature is grateful.
I am not complaining.
Gives me music
to sleep by.


Previous Small Stone Days

© rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011 – 2013

LOGO - Mindful Writing Challenge Jan 2013

What are small stones?

A small stone is a short piece of writing (any style) that precisely captures a fully-engaged moment for you. The process of discovering small stones is as significant as the finished creation. Searching for small stones encourages you to keep your senses on the “alive and alert” status. Involve yourself with a new set of eyes, ears, nose, mouth, fingers, feelings and mind. In short … OPEN, OPEN, OPEN!


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About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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8 Responses to Small Stone – Day 9

  1. What a lovely shape poem!


    • becca givens says:

      Thank you, Katherine … when I started, I did not realize it would evolve into a shaped verse … however, when I centered it, it was obvious. I had very little tweaking to round out the drop … I guess, it was meant to be! Thank you for visiting.


  2. julespaige says:

    Some say better rain than snow. And still for some there is not enough water…I think I’m going to look into a rain barrel this spring. I’ve seen some in my neighborhood. Though my hubby worries about the still water attracting mosquitoes. I do like hearing the rain when it taps on the sky light.


  3. WabiSabi says:

    Oh this is wonderful! I love the musical references and often write about storms in a similar way.


  4. This is lovely and evokes the sounds of rain beautifully. Well done.


  5. shoreacres says:

    Lovely poem, beautiful form – and terrible envy down here in Houston! After listening to these flash flood warnings for days, we still have essentially nothing. ;( But hooray for you! The whole state needs it so bady, as does Oklahoma. Crossing my fingers for today. In the meantime, I’ll have your big raindrop to keep me company!


  6. Becca you’ve done a wonderful job capturing the pleasure of listening to rain. It’s one of my most favourite things in life, especially when drifting off to sleep. I’ve tried to capture it myself on paper but have never done it well. This is brilliant and I like the form of a raindrop. I applaud you. Very nicely done 🙂


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