Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | March 17, 2009


by Joseph S. Cotter, Jr.  (1895 – 1919).


Rain Music


On the dusty earth-drum 

  Beats the falling rain; 

Now a whispered murmur, 

  Now a louder strain. 


Slender, silvery drumsticks,              5

  On an ancient drum, 

Beat the mellow music 

  Bidding life to come. 


Chords of earth awakened, 

  Notes of greening spring,             10

Rise and fall triumphant 

  Over every thing. 


Slender, silvery drumsticks 

  Beat the long tattoo— 

God, the Great Musician,                15

  Calling life anew.



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