"the rain it raineth every day" WS

Discussion in 'Poet's Corner' started by bobbob, Sep 9, 2016.

  1. bobbob

    bobbob Well-Known Member

    Its raining outside
    I can see the drops splashing against the window
    But is not the old rain that I listened to as I curled up in bed
    and drifted off to sleep
    Its silent rain.
    And from memory I know that there is a large barn owl
    out there perched on a gate post
    scanning the long grass
    for the tell tale movement of a late night snack.
    But, like the rain, the owl has has also fallen silent.
    And in their stead is not silence in my head
    But high pitched whistles, spinning, metal churning
    Roaring and blowing, and hissing
    Sounds that do not even exist in the real world.
    But I can also hear a clock ticking
    And Its not just in my head, its there in the corner of the room
    Though its much softer than it once was
    Its softer than it was last week
    Softer even than it was yesterday.
    And I hope that it will not also fall silent.
     
  2. bobbob

    bobbob Well-Known Member

    revised version
    Hearing loss and tinnitus
    Its raining outside
    I can see the drops splashing against the window
    But is not the old rain that I listened to as I curled up in bed
    and drifted off to sleep
    Its silent rain.
    And from memory I know that there is a large barn owl
    out there perched on a gate post
    scanning the long grass
    for the tell tale movement of a late night snack.
    But, like the rain, the owl has has also fallen silent.
    And in their stead is not silence in my head
    But high pitched whistles, spinning, metal churning
    Roaring, and hissing
    Sounds that do not exist in the real world.
    But I can also hear a clock ticking
    And Its not just in my head, its there in the corner of the room
    Others can hear it loud and clear
    Though for me its much softer than it once was
    Its softer than it was last week
    Softer even than it was yesterday.
    And I hope that it will not, like the rain and the owl through the window, also fall silent.