Musical sound of rain
Against a corrugated roof
A wordless opera
Of drama and fraught
With worry of how to cope
What nature had brought

The planet’s frown
Sucking rain into its cracks
Giving breath to the roots
Of trees shriveling
Into dust on blistered ground
Parched and crippling

The deluge continues
Day after endless day
The energetic monsoon
Providing the needed fuel
Protecting earth’s mortality
In its season of renewal

Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

Words Prompts:  They were definitely not easy today but I think I managed it!


Blister, Frown, Opera




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  9 comments for “Thirst

  1. August 10, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    “Musical sound of rain
    Against a corrugated roof”

    As a kid, we had a tin roof. It was GREAT to sleep at night with the rain. Thanks for participating.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 10, 2018 at 6:58 pm

      Thanks for reading it Roger! 😊

  2. August 3, 2018 at 9:42 am

    Your description injects emotion – both the discomfort and relief of the rain.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 3, 2018 at 10:46 am

      Thank you so much. I really appreciate your feedback.
      Hope you settle in your house quickly 😊

      • August 3, 2018 at 10:48 am

        Thanks, Christine. At our age, nothing happens quickly, lol.

      • Christine Bolton
        August 3, 2018 at 10:52 am

        Oh yes! So true

  3. paeansunplugged
    August 1, 2018 at 10:27 pm

    Very evocative.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 1, 2018 at 10:38 pm

      Thank you! Those word prompts today were not friendly 😊

  4. August 1, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    Very nice 🙂

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