January 23

The rain says what words cannot


The rain tap dances to the ground

Shuffling and sliding down roofs

Off beat and syncopated the

Drops create the day’s theme music.

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A cloud based choreography

The rain tap dances to the ground

The rhythm of sound and silence

Beating into paths and puddles.

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Fluid hypnotic drops amble

Complex, complicated lightly

The rain tap dances to the ground

Both corrosive and restoring.

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Intricate, delicate tempo

Off-beat, in-time, gentle shuffle

Music is what the eye hears as

The rain tap dances to the ground.

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( a quatern poem)

Credit to “What the eye hears – a history of tap dancing” book by Brian Siebert

And to Martha Graham who said “the body says what words cannot”

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