Sounds of a Wet Morning By Judy Koren

Sounds of a Wet Morning

Raindrops patter 
sparrows chatter
leaves sigh 
as a breeze gusts by,
darkness lifting
reveals fog drifting:
black becomes white
as opaque as night.

Out on the street
hurrying feet,
boots splash
as children dash;
engines cough
cars set off:
wheels turning
puddles churning
then quiet again
patter of rain…

I try to snooze
but the morning news
from the radio
blasts a loud HELLO;
human follies intrude
to spoil my mood:
dreaming is done,
day has begun.

Judy Koren, from Haifa, Israel, has a BA in English literature; after a career as a freelance information analyst she has returned to poetry, her first love. Her poems have appeared in Israeli literary magazines and in international literary magazines including Better Than Starbucks; Blue Unicorn; Lighten Up Online, The Orchards Poetry Journal, The Road Not Taken and The Taj Mahal Review. She is currently President of Voices Israel, a society for poets writing in English.

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