light rain and night songs…

so much of what we are is not seen
and all too often what is seen
is believed to be what we are
           and sometimes even to ourselves
but if you listen to the night songs
you will find beauty not from without
but from within these aging pattern of flesh
          it is not the singer but the song
and as i stood in evening’s light rain
my thoughts were of you and your song
of what i see and what you see
         and wondered how different the view
for what i see makes me warm inside
and settles the anger of the years
bringing night songs and soft rain
          where once there was only pain
once i would have tried so hard
to have you see as i see
but now i know to wait
          for within you is my song
and so i stand in light rain
feeling the tones of night songs
knowing something new about love
          that its tune never need be forced

26 thoughts on “light rain and night songs…

  1. so much of what we are is not seen
    and all too often what is seen
    is believed to be what we are
    and sometimes even to ourselves

    So true, I love your wording.

    • Thank you…each day I wonder if I’m going to think of anything to write about…of course one day I didn’t so I elected to write about the murder of the poet…that’s the crime scene report poem. Thanks again for visiting my blog.

    • Except…there was this poem I read the other day…that noted that the eyes often reveal parts of us that we do not know we are revealing…you know , that thing our mothers would say to us “look me in the eye”…and if I had any kind of memory I would tell you who wrote that yesterday..but alas..I don’t…but if recall it I send it to you. 🙂

  2. this is great. lovely image accompanying it, too.
    OK for me to put yr place on my blogroll? I’ve been looking in for awhile.
    thanx also for yr kind comments on mine.
    Keep on

  3. This is my favorite thing I’ve read of yours thus far. I’ve often wondered how wrongly I am perceived, and likewise how wrongly I perceive others. “No one knows what it’s like to be anybody but themselves.”

    Absolutely beautiful. Love the word choice. Excellent work my friend.

  4. “and so i stand in light rain
    feeling the tones of night songs
    knowing something new about love
    that its tune never need be forced”

    So beautiful, absolutely haunting. I really love your work and this poem really grabbed my attention, I adore it.

    Thank you for your comment on my page too. I’ll be sure to follow your work.

  5. Thank you for the gentle images that mix the tenderness and frustrations of love. I absolutely love this poem.

  6. Like Cocoadream the feelings in this one still stir my heart, sometimes when I read your older poems I have different emotions than the first time, but other times like now I feel the same. I so appreciate your poems

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