(the sound of dripping)

jm 6c blk s

The night was
percussive, breathing
bellows that
mimicked the
humming of the wind, leafless
branches clapping hands–

jm 6c close up 3s

undreamed hours
counted in measures
unsigned, un
still with unsilence–

jm 6c close up 2s

doubled bass
drumming in discord,
dark into
unarranged song–restless air
on endless replay

jm 6c close up 1s

NaPoWriMo Day 16 asks us to think about playing.  The weather is definitely playing with me today.

When I walked into my work room I was greeted by the sound of dripping…all over my drawing table, all my work and scribbled notes there soaked.  Not surprising that the roof would leak…the wind and rain in the last 12 hours are worse than all the nor’easters we’ve had this year combined.

Not surprising that the internet is cranky, too, but at least the computer didn’t also get wet.  I’ve passed through anger and despair to resignation.  They say they will come and look at the roof when it stops raining.  In the meantime I cranked up the heat and there is paper spread out everywhere…


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30 responses to “(the sound of dripping)”

  1. rivrvlogr says :

    Resigned, but inspired.

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  2. Jennifer G. Knoblock says :

    Oh, no, what a day! The poem, though, wonderful. The percussive night sounds and “unoblivioned—sounding/still with unsilence–”

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  3. merrildsmith says :

    I’m so sorry about your work. I hope there wasn’t too much that was ruined.
    Wonderful poem though. I heard that doubled bass and the “percussive, breathing bellows” here, too.

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  4. Jodi says :

    This is so so beautiful. Then I read about the leak in your art room! Ugh!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Suzanne says :

    Gosh I hope you get the leak fixed soon. Your art work is fabulous though. It’s raining a lot here too but I’m yet to get past the miseries. I admire the way you turn your frustration into creative impetus.

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  6. Janice says :

    The poetry and art are wonderful… we’ve had a lot of water flow and percussion sounds so my mind went there. Never had thought of the effects of clacking bare branches. Sorry about your leak! This weather has brought so many hazards.

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  7. Betty Hayes Albright says :

    Such beautiful pieces of art and poetry! But terrible about the storm and the leaking. Hope it won’t take too long to get things back to normal. You’ve had enough severe weather there!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Lynz Real Cooking says :

    The words and art are amazing. The leak is no fun for sure!!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Sharon Mann says :

    I love the stitches as drips, your poem reminds of what was happening here last night.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Jill Kuhn says :

    Oh, no!! 😦 I’m sorry to hear that your roof leaked onto your artwork… I would have sat down and cried. Your art piece is beautiful. I’m sorry that I have gotten behind reading your blog. I will try to get caught up this week. I am so enjoying the stitching you are doing. Always a joy to see how you combine your art with poetry too. Love the thought of rain falling down but not when it is leaking through the roof. Sigh.

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    • memadtwo says :

      Thanks Jill. I too cannot keep up these days. It’s all I can do to answer comments! Perhaps after NaPoWriMo is done I can take a leisurely journey though everyone’s posts for this month or some of them anyway…)!

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  11. Carol says :

    Oh dear! Hope things have dried out and not too much was ruined!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Hélène (Willow Poetry) says :

    Beautiful poetry. Sorry about the roof though. Weather sure has its challenges at times.

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