My Favorite Things #1

The rhythm of rain
drumming on leaves,
cooling the parched garden;
damp earth scent rising.

Drumming on leaves,
beading on my skin,
damp earth scent rising,
dripping from my hair.

Beading on my skin,
soaking my clothes,
dripping from my hair.
Clap and rumble of thunder.

Soaking my clothes,
cooling the parched garden;
clap and rumble of thunder,
the rhythm of rain.

Prompt: Carry on Tuesday “These are a few of my favorite things.”

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Breakfast in Grass Valley

Before the heat rose,
we closed windows
-while we gathered for breakfast-
in the log house kitchen.

We closed windows,
trapping the cool night air
in the log house kitchen;
drinking our coffee.

Trapping the cool night air;
singing crickets and croaking frogs,
drinking our coffee,
choosing our eggs.

Singing crickets and croaking frogs,
evening song and morning silence.
Choosing our eggs:
all different shades of brown.

Evening song and morning silence;
the kids slept outside;
all different shades of brown
heads tucked inside their sleeping bags.

The kids slept outside
while we gathered for breakfast;
heads tucked inside sleeping bags
before the heat rose.

Prompts: A big thank you to both Margo and dVerse for very fun prompts!  Margo prompted us to write about our vacation without naming the topic.  dVerse provided a very fun form: the Pantoum.