Rain on the rooftop

By: whenthecatisasleep

Feb 15 2011

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Category: Seasons, Water


“The birds sang in the wet trees
And as I listened to them it was a hundred years from now
And I was dead and someone else was listening to them.
But I was glad I had recorded for him
The melancholy.”

Patrick Kavanagh, Wet Evening in April.


7 comments on “Rain on the rooftop”

  1. 😀 This was delightful. I know it ends with melancholy, but I love the idea of time travel, and this was unexpected.

    • Thank you very much!
      Patrick Kavanagh was a top-class Irish poet indeed.
      I see you write poetry yourself, I will have a look! And my poetry will be here soon too, so stay tuned 🙂


  2. Wonderful words woven together.. 🙂

    May I please invite you to join us for Thursday Poets Rally week 38, where all of your entries are to be fully represented after the collection is over. Link one of your poems via the link below and enjoy encouragements from fellow poets.


    Sending you loads of wishes-
    from officials at Thursday Poets Rally community

  3. love to hear birds sing,

    your words are musical..
    stunning imagery, rocking talent,
    keep it up.

    welcome to poets rally and hope to see you share your poetry.


  4. I see Patrick Kavanagh is well appreciated. It’s a great poem he’s written! One of many…

  5. thats gorgeous! he too will thank you for recording this strain for him.

    visiting you from Jingle’s blog,
    Happy Rally!


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