stops along the journey
I love the imagery here. It's mesmerizing.
Really nice Brian!! I love it!!
Raindrops sometimes inspire me as well...But Not like they inspire YOU!Great Job Son...
You have made a rainy day into art. Really great art, Brian. I am so impressed....
"& in that, i find everything"...so true!
Nothing and yet everything!Simple and really nice!:)
Have you heard the song "raindrops keep falling on my head?"...yeah, that's what I have in my brain now after reading your poem. :)
Simple yet complex in such few lines.We have rain today...cool and sprinkling...it is SOOOO welcome.
Great imagery. I love the sound of raindrops on tin...
Nice one Brian...I kinda like rainy days...unless they come day after day...hope you and yours have a marvelous Monday!
this is such a great peice. you have such talent, one day you must publish your work. then your children will have you forever, even when you are not here.
Raining here too. Must be all over. Plink Plink
Zen wisdom -- very nice!
Kind of melancholy and uplifting at the same time.
Plionk...Plink...Plink...STOP IT! STOP IT! I'M GOING M A D....
I love this one. It's very Zen.
It is very ZEN.I love it though I hate those plink! More irritating than snoring...hahahahahaKeep warm and dry.hugsshakira
I love it! A great smile on a rainy day!
yes, that's how we all are ... :-)) beautiful post Brian!
It is raining here as well - and I absolutely love it :)
it sure puts all our worries in perspective, huh
how appropriate.. Its pouring here.. what can be worst then a rainy monday????????
Look at the birds in the air...how finely attired they are...they do not work...they have nothing and yet everything that they need....!!!Well said Brian!HugsSueAnn
plink, plink...did you see, hear or imagine plinks?
this deserves an applause!(clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap)):)(:(
My heart hears...
spot on Sue Ann...
Reminds me of "King Lear" and his "nothing.""Nothing comes out of nothing."Competing with Shakespeare!!!Joy always,Susan
Raining here too. I just watched a sun shower and it was really cool.
Rainy days make me melancholy...and this poem had the same effect...(we're expecting one of those cold, rainy days tomorrow)
good to be reminded of that by some raindrops on a rusty kettle...amazing how much you say with such few words brian..can hear the sound continue in my head..plink...plink...plink..
I keep saying I don't need or want much anymore. The times in my life that I started over with nothing were the most free.
And so it goes . . .plinkplinkplink
Recognizing we are nothing without Him is the key. Loved how you showed that.
God Is In The Detail.
Into every life a little rain must fall my friend...like the simplicity here
Very clever, Brian - I love it!
Remember that thou art dust and unto dust thou shalt return. (This non-believer's favorite service because of the Buddhist-like reminder that we are nothing and will end as nothing.)
Love the imagery!
Beautiful, I wish I had your gift for inspiration.
I woke up to that sound. Well, in my gutter, not a rusty kettle. That would've been not only strange but annoying as hell.
makes me want to curl up and take a nap...love it!:) The Bach
This is beautifully profound, Brian. Each line is felt very deeply.
amazing what a little rain can bring about...very nice :)
It's all in the rain, Brian. I find that true as I sit here in front of the computer listening to it drip from the roof tops!Loved the simple imagery of life,Sandi
it's true, in nothing everything is... love your rainy day reflection
loved this mate, rain may never seem the same again :0
no rain here in no. calif., and not likely. :(so true brian, we do have everything, don't we? he is all we need...
onomatopoeia. Highly underrated. EnjoyedWarmest SaladLuke
in a world so small but huge it's easy to feel like nothing
Lovely! This reminds me of a line in a favorite song of mine: "Somewhere between something and nothing is everything"Ah, the rain, how I miss it.
I'm sure your family don't think *you are nothing!*Maggie XNuts in May
The wise ones say we are born with everything. Who are the wise ones? Hardly me. :)very awesome poem!!xo
so cool Brian.
The never never stopped once today here in Ohio!
Sometimes I can find "everything" right in the middle of nothing.PG
this is wonderful love the plink on the kettle. I do however want to know when you will be writing another thriller like the one you did for last weeks magpie, I loved it!
I think your rusty kettle has just equalled a certain red wheelbarrow.Lovely. Thank you.
we need some plink plink ---gray days are great for writing-looking forward to reading more;-)
I'm a rainy day fan. This was terrific.And the birthday photos are GREAT! Thanks,jj
nothing = everythingeverything = nothingnothing + everything = something greater
me too. everything and nothing. But damn the rain. I have more than I could ever have hoped :).
I wish I could hear the plink, plink of rain. Nothing and everything...where were you coming from today?
Ah, I've always deeply believed that there is nothing like raindrops on a rusty kettle. I just didn't know it until I read this piece. Thanks, Brian.
Only you can sum up one of life's greatest wisdoms in just a few words... wow, loved this, so simple - yet so profound...xoxo
Simple and to the point
Never has so much been said by nothing.
Here you go again man- plink plink plink.. few words, weighty expression, simple words- magnanimous depiction.. I loved it..xox
Thank goodness you are talking about rain here dear one..... blessings.
Wonderful Brian, love me some raindrops for sure.///very very good.
I love it !!! :) What you've written is so small, yet the feeling of reading it, the way you have written it, is amazing :)
I am so feeling you here Brian! I feel the same way on this rainy morning...
Actually that is exactly the most irritating rain noise i hear plink plinkplink it comes from a hole in my neighbors gutter and lands directly on the length that drains to the grass. GAAAAAAH
Had to come back to read this poem one more time because I so love it!!! happy day Brian!
We had the rolling thunder to go with last pm. I enjoyed going to sleep with the rhythm of the night. Ooooh...I think there may be a poem in that last line. :o)
I feel it..you are a marvel :)
Love it Brian; I've been hearing those same plinks the past couple of days, thankfully, as we really needed the rain.
That was lovely, Brian. Rainy days are days for introspection.....
simply powerfulwarm smiles,
I've just caught up reading what I missed while I was away. What great reading, what great writing. The magpie tale gave me chills. Your poetry is always so vibrant with imagery. Thanks and please keep writing.(Love the pictures of the kids.)
a good excuse to chill out.
that be Zen....bkm
Rain makes me feel full in a satisfied sort of way.
beautifully simple and wonderfully true
so few words that say so much.
I love the spare, trenchant language on this poem, Brian, as well as its rhythm and repetition of form. It has a wonderful Zen quality that I relate to, and I also like the imagery. I'm looking forward to reading more.
This is beautiful in it's format as well as sparseness. After just reading your polka dot dress poem, this is completely different, showing your nimble poetry writing skills. Most impressive.
I love rainy weather, Brian!-Dean
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