Rain on the River (a poem and photos)

We were sitting at the window, looking out over the branch of the river that passed under where we were sitting…sipping tea and eating cake (of course 🙂 ) whilst watching the gentle shower outside turn into a ferocious downpour.  I tried my best to capture it’s essence and rhythm, as well as what I could see from my vantage point…of course, my words could not do it justice, but it was spectacular to watch.

 Water on water

Gently chiming

Delicate harmonies

Soft vibrations

Tender touch

Before changing tempo

And thundering noisily

Drumming forcefully

Surface rippling

Advancing crescendo




Then it is over

Energy spent

And the waters still

Calm once more