18 June – Summer storm symphony

The performance starts
two days late,
but oh, when it comes,
it astounds.
Tumultuous timpani rolls open,
then the plucking of rain begins;
each staccato strike bouncing high
from every newly made instrument
with echoing, ringing springs.
Now the wind roars in,
the gutters squeak,
and hail smacks the windows hard.
And here inside,
we listen in awe
to virtuoso weather
as constant crescendo
serenades the valley
and drowns out all domesticity.

18 June - Summer storm symphony