Notes found on the refrigerator…April 2020

10 Apr

the sound of april rain

i was born in the sound of rain.

whether it was from the grass,

or the splash of baptism;

or the windows of isolation;

or on barred pounding glass in prison;

or when I was safely home,

when it rocked me to sleep.

spring rains bring soothing sound.

proclaiming the birth, I would greet again,

in summer rain…

misty at times

other times as storms…

making roots become stronger


fall’s rain blows the leaf’s

to carpet the cradle;

before it freezes,

and blankets spring

in a lullaby of snow.

i was born in the sound of rain.


Posted by on April 10, 2020 in Existential, Poetry, Zen


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16 responses to “Notes found on the refrigerator…April 2020

  1. magicalmysticalteacher

    April 13, 2020 at 1:10 pm

    Rain, cleansing rain. I love your praise of rain, especially in the image of the splashing waters of baptism.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. thotpurge

    April 13, 2020 at 5:03 am

    I love that opening (and closing) line.. such a tremendous visual.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. oldegg

    April 13, 2020 at 1:38 am

    This really is a beautiful piece of writing.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. dsnake1

    April 13, 2020 at 12:01 am

    i like the sound of rain too. there is a certain calming and soothing feel about it. just like your poem. 🙂

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  5. Magaly Guerrero

    April 12, 2020 at 11:14 pm

    The sound of rain is the best birth-song ever. It must be why we, April babies are so fantastic (and modest, lol).

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  6. Rosemary Nissen-Wade

    April 12, 2020 at 10:57 pm

    You make it sound like the very best thing to be born into!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Stranded Tree

    April 12, 2020 at 10:35 pm

    I’m reading this as the rain is pouring down during a spring storm. Coincidence? Listening to the sound of the rain?

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Jim

    April 12, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    So very nice RK, I am sorry in being so late in returning your nice comment.
    Stay Safe.

    Liked by 1 person


    April 12, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    Being in the womb, water is our element. I like the inclusion of baptism here.

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  10. Marja

    April 12, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    This is so beautiful every line of it

    Liked by 1 person

  11. sanaarizvi

    April 12, 2020 at 12:57 pm

    Love this especially; “fall’s rain blows the leaf’s to carpet the cradle; before it freezes.” 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Cressida

    April 12, 2020 at 10:27 am

    Just beautiful !

    Liked by 1 person

  13. erbiage

    April 11, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    this is really great. it has a character i can’t quite place. tender, yet aloof maybe. kind of like rain actually. well done!

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Sherry Marr

    April 11, 2020 at 12:35 pm

    This is beautiful, ZQ. The sound of rain in all its seasons is a fine thing indeed.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Deb

    April 11, 2020 at 6:27 am

    The sound of rain-soothing no matter the season!

    Liked by 1 person

  16. skippy manning

    April 11, 2020 at 6:08 am

    Blessings on you

    Liked by 1 person


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