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.