04 November 2005

Illustration Friday, Theme: night

Created this a while back for a poem I wrote called "Storm":

A storm came to visit.
Tap, tap, pitter pat, the rain danced on my window.

Rat, tat, titter tat, the rain drummed on the roof
—clitter, clatter, clang, and washed through the gutters.

Pound, pound, pitter pound, the rain beat harder down and down
—on the driveway, on the walk, on the doorstep where I sit on sunny days.

Swoosh, woosh, shreeee, the wind blew through the trees
and made spooky shadows sway on my walls.

I closed my eyes, I squeezed them tight,
but there would be no sleep tonight.

The sky rumbled, and it tumbled.
It rolled with surging sounds.

CLAP! CRACK! flashed the lightning.

BOOM! BANG! crashed the thunder.

I hid under my covers, my dog and cat did too,
as lighting clapped and thunder smacked and echoed in my room.

What if it never stops, Mama?
What if it’s here to stay?

Boom! Bang! went the thunder
—this time farther away.

Drip, drop, drippy drop, the rain slowed to a drizzle.

Everything grew quiet, and all the night sounds waited.
We curled up in my bed, it felt so safe and warm.

We closed our eyes and finally slept—we made it through the storm.



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