Early I walked,


As the rain came bold

From a heavy sky

The drums, they thundered

Inviting me to dance along

Yes, I said

Without ever asking why…


Soft and steady

Stronger now

On and on they fell

My footsteps, and the rain…

Droplets gathered

On the tip ends of the trees

And not a word was written

Not one, not by me


But, they are waiting,

Closer than you think,

Can you hear them rolling in the thunder

Do you know them warming in your soul…


Slow yourself,

In a delicious kind of way

And, let the rain sing to you…


Let it take you in

Become a part of it

No longer a page,

Of broken notes


….a song…so very whole…

It is enough to dampen your skin

But not your spirit,

Everything it touches

Echoes with a different tone

A harmony of melodies

Heretofore unknown

Discover yourself


no longer in the woods

but, through the very music itself

raindrops gently on the leaves

and the bark

and the pine straw floor…

here a piano

there a violin,

drums to the heavens

cellos to the depths

and yes…even upon

your soft wet skin…

the stage is simple…

the composer unseen…

and you the only audience

to this song of a lifetime

played within a dream…

Early I walked in the rain…


And so it is,

That I wrote

Nothing at all…


ellie894 March 8, 2020

48 thoughts on “a song so very whole…

    1. Hope you can enjoy the rain on the outside from the inside. 😌 in your imagination it can be any song you want it to be Queen, Led Zeppelin, Doris Day or Handel, anything! And you have an amazing songbook in your heart Angie. You’ve gifted me some new ones. Sending hugs your way and wishes for a happy Monday morning! β˜”οΈπŸŒ§πŸŽΆπŸ’ŒπŸ€—

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  1. You write so beautifully ✨ I ran in the rain today and thunder was in the distance, this poem brings me back to that, laughing with my sister and my mum who didn’t have a hood πŸ˜‚ These last couple of weeks the weather has brought me down but recently being out in it as opposed to shut inside has made me find it soothing instead πŸŒ¦οΈπŸ’«

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  2. As soon as I saw the title of your post, the song I heard was “Song Sung Blue” by Neil Diamond, a fitting accompaniment to your lovely poem, I think. The rain you describe is the rain of my childhood, when the rain drew such wonderful scents from the earth and the trees.

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    1. I love that song! It does fit perfectly 😊🎢. Yes, childhood rain that your not trying to escape from because you know dry is waiting for you inside so you can just let go and play. Thank you Liz 😊🌷

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  3. Suzanne, I don’t even have the words to tell You how much I love this beautiful poem. You filled my heart and gave such pure voice to what that feels like; what it is to walk, to BE in the rain. Smiling so big. Thank You for starting my day so sweetly!!! Sending Huge Full Moon Hugs Your way!!! πŸ€—β€οΈπŸŒŸπŸŒ€πŸ˜Š

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    1. Thank you dearly Katy πŸ₯°. I hope you can have a sweet rain day soon. I imagine your thoughts fill with songs when it rains!! Yes, this very day! Full Moon Hugs full circle to You!!! πŸ€—β€οΈπŸŒ€πŸŒ§πŸŒ¦πŸ˜Š

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      1. My pleasure, Suzanne!!! And I’m saying yes to a Full Moon Hug full circle! YES. You’ve inspired a lovely rain walk next time it happens. Sending butterflylaiden duckquacking hugs Your way!!! πŸ€—β€οΈπŸ˜Š

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  4. Ohhhhhhh Suzanne. How do you do it. The utter sensuality and spirituality, combined and woven together, heaviness and lightness all in one. Completeness. I feel enlivened and satisfied all at once. Much love to you and gratitude. ❀️

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    1. Dear Lia 😊…thank you. You’re such a lovely listening reader. It shines through your writing. Please take care. With much love and hugs πŸ€—β€οΈ


  5. You wrote my rain.
    You wrote the rain that folows me home,
    tucks itself in my pocket,
    hides in my ears,
    waiting for the song on my windows.
    You wrote my rain here.

    Rippled and beautiful.

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