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As One Listens To The Rain

Rating: 3.8

Listen to me as one listens to the rain,
not attentive, not distracted,
light footsteps, thin drizzle,
water that is air, air that is time,
the day is still leaving,
the night has yet to arrive,
figurations of mist
at the turn of the corner,
figurations of time
at the bend in this pause,

listen to me as one listens to the rain,
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Amanda Laurent 13 January 2013

I love reading this when it's actually raining - it's so calming because the words just flow so well.

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Ray Quesada 09 January 2013

in chapter 5 of Kerouac's novel, The Town and The City, there is a poetic sort of meditation about the rain. it's not really a poem, but the entire chapter flows like one. this really reminds me of that, anyone who likes this should def. check out that section in Kerouac's first novel.

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Jenae H 08 May 2013

the illusion of time...nice

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Mojdeh P 12 February 2012


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free fairy airy 17 October 2011

feel like a musical poem.

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Dr Antony Theodore 03 December 2019

isten to me as one listens to the rain, without listening, hear what I say with eyes open inward, asleep with all five senses awake, .. what a fine poem.. tony

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Naida Nepascua Supnet 28 September 2019

Listening to the rain brings you to a journey of different tracks of memories you once had.

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Adeeb Alfateh 26 June 2019

it is the mist, wandering in the night, it is the night, asleep in your bed, it is the surge of waves in your breath, your fingers of water dampen my forehead, your fingers of flame burn my eyes, your fingers of air open eyelids of time, superb great wrote great 10++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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Astro Jerm 21 February 2019

Such an enchanting piece..

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Ruta Mohapatra 15 July 2018

' listen to the footsteps of time'.........nicely put!

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