Rain Sang – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: rain on the south coast looking west to the light house at Leeuwin.

“The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.” Aesop

Rain Sang

The storm thundered in across the bay
like a drum roll on sheet-metal,
while the wind played tunes with leaves,

∼ and rain sang its song of healing ∽

Passing slowly across the grey sky,
falling to kiss the earth with life,
bringing silence and calm in its wake.

Copyright 2021 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ®


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55 responses to “Rain Sang – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Wonderfully tympanic poem. I find it fascinating to read Southern Hemisphere poems about the coming Winter while we are flip flopping toward Summer as Sprng is still uncertain about whether to Spring forward to Summer of Spring backwards to Winter. As the seaon progresses, the destination becomes more certain.

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  2. So simple and so beautiful!

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  3. holistic and spiritual. I love the sensory immersion of it.

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  4. Perfect for our weekend weather here, Paul. ‘…a drumroll on sheet-metal’ perfectly captures the sound of thunder rolling around False Bay.

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  5. lovely way to start the day. please send rain our way💖❣️

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  6. The rainy day may save the fray across the bay!

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    • I like your rhyming style 🙂

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      • Dear Paul,

        Thank you. In a sense, we are engaging in a little bit of collaborative poetry (through rhyme (and reason (and resonance)))!

        I have enjoyed reading and commenting on many of your poems over the year. Being a poet, artist, musician, researcher, writer and a lover of moon myself, I have been wondering what you make of my poems. Therefore, I would like to entertain, inspire and resonate with you through my most animation-intensive post presented to you as a courtesy of my dramatic attempt to bring the Full Moon alive, so to speak, in the form of Music Animation with Dynamic Visualization presented in high definition and imbued with a scintillating full moon surrounded by eye-catching astronomical phenomena and stellar activities!

        The post has been recently expanded to contain twelve poetic stanzas constituting my rhyming poem entitled “If My Name Were Moon Tonight…“.

        This post has not only been extended but has also been revamped from top to bottom. It is now covered in animations throughout.

        In order to see all of the animations, please make sure that you view the post on my blog and not via the WordPress Reader. Please enjoy to your heart’s content the mixed-media offering of “If My Name Were Moon Tonight…” and its beautifully rendered Music Animation with Dynamic Visualization on the big high-resolution screen of your desktop or laptop computer. Switch the video playback to full-screen mode. The animation starts calmly and will gradually climax.

        There is also the opportunity to savour my own rendition of “Clair de Lune” recorded on the organ.

        The direct link to the post is https://soundeagle.wordpress.com/2020/10/10/if-my-name-were-moon-tonight-with-clair-de-lune/

        I am very curious about what you think and look forward to receiving your feedback there.

        May you find the rest of 2021 very much to your liking and highly conducive to your writing, reading, thinking and composing whatever posts and poems that take your intellectual fancy or show off your imaginative flight, with or without the power and allure of the Moon!

        Yours sincerely,

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      • Thank you for that 🙂 I will.

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      • Please excuse my typo: I meant plural “over the years”, not singular “over the year” in my sentence “I have enjoyed reading and commenting on many of your poems over the year(s).”

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      • I thought as much 🙂

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  7. Beautiful poem and photo. I love the thunderstorms of our rainy season. Should start any day now! ❤ Take care, Paul!

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  8. “silence and calm”

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  9. Your imagery is so beautiful. Very soulful.

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  10. I love this kind of healing rain. Your poem evokes it very well.

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  11. Amy

    Ah… “falling to kiss the earth with life”, beautifully expressed.

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  12. So thought provoking, Paul! I will read some more times, to get behind. 😉 Michael

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  14. These words make the darkness of a rainstorm into the celebration of Life that prepares us for more. A hopeful inspiration.

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    • Yes, that really is it Astrid, rain here can be quite beautiful but we do have some worrying run storms too, but when they pass through – wow, such life. For me it’s a metaphor of living with all aspects. Thank you so much.


  15. lync56

    Beautiful reminder of watching the passing storms


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  16. Lovely imagery, Paul!

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