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Raining Tap Shoes at my Window

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Martie
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Raining Tap Shoes at my Window


Last night I heard a constant tapping
deep within my sleep persisting
it woke me startled to the questioning
of the soundís origination.

Like nails beating on a tin drum
falling constant cadence growing
music of the night entranced me
raining tap shoes at my window.

The boat that we would use for fishing
now deleted capsized sadly
behind the house and bedroom window
was the instrument of the drummer.

Oh, the fun of boat we thought then
floating lake of placid greenness
with our lines demurely dangling
where the big ones slipped and slithered.

With excitement so delicious
the motor freshly polished shinning
gassed and ready for the catching
batted hooked and net at ready.

What a sight for our dear parents
watching us with proud devotion
maneuver into depthís precision
waving jumping in excitement.

Then the motor lost its magic
and we two were without paddle
and the distance changed its measure
boat and water lost its charming.

Battling current with our muscles
paddling slowly back to landing
without lines demurely dangling
shiny dream of this fine fisher.

Now deleted capsized sadly
behind the house and bedroom window
covered still by leaves of autumn
raining tap shoes at my window.


[This message has been edited by Martie (edited 01-26-2000).]
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1 posted 01-25-2000 05:39 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Martie: One of my favourite subjects...how I love to listen to the rain...you know when you're slightly deaf the sound of rain is what you miss most, you can feel it but never really fully understand the lyrics...

"raining tap shoes at my window"

Magic!

HUGS

 Don't ask me where I'm going, just listen when I'm gone and far away you'll hear me singing softly to the dawn.

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2 posted 01-25-2000 07:27 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Rainbow--Thankyou so much for your sweet reply.  The sound of rain is magic.
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3 posted 01-25-2000 07:29 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Beautiful, Martie! I love that sound too! I love how you wove in the memories from the past into this as well!

Denise
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4 posted 01-25-2000 07:50 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Martie-
Your words softly falling,
as gentle as the rain.
What a delight to read your
writings.  
You have tremendous talent.
~*Marge*~


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Denise--thank you so much for listening.

Marge--You have a talent for making me feel good.  Thank you!
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One of my favorite sounds also...and Rainbow's right...this piece is magical Martie!
Love the title....I've noticed that your titles are as beautiful as your poems...and that is Very Beautiful!  

 A soul that writes from the heart and shares it, truly gives a gift extraordinaire!
Shannon


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7 posted 01-26-2000 04:24 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Love this title!
Love this poem!
You are an amazing poet
Love ya,
Liz
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