Rain Rhythms



Full-bounce, full taps –

the odd rim-shot

snapped out –


the rapping rain asserts

its skylight presence.


Entranced –

I listen as

it riffs away –


a paradiddle plenitude

marks my emergence

into day.


Then lightening

fires a cymbal crash –


a bass drum sostenuto

now holds sway.





                          Malcolm Evison

                          18 August 2006




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One Response to Rain Rhythms

  1. Bittersweet on-the-hill. says:

    Mal….I must have pushed the wrong button.  Meant to \’add a comment\’ and ended up sending a message.  I love the poem.  Then again….when have I not loved your work.  Thank you for visiting and my best to you and Helen.  I hope you get the message.    Bittersweet 

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