As Lovely As Rain

As Lovely as Rain

Sweet sound

each gentle droplet
a snowflake’s dream
and destiny

As Lovely as Rain
Refrigerator, quiet
no hum opaque’s
the Sound

As Lovely as Rain
Tinkling on tin
Colliding off gutters

Ions pulsing
Pounding
Spiraling, whirling up tall buildings
Shooting out to the sky

Ions?

Whirling?

I stop.

I must be crazy!
Sitting here,
listening

INSIDE! …

The RAIN is calling!

What’s more important, I wondered:
Poetry
or Life?

Compelled off my chair
by forces unseen

Rush out
Opening wide the door

Cooling ions rush my face
with equal desire
Concealed in a soft spray

I stand
arched
Chest, Heart open
Eyes skyward
Goddess droplets
lightly
caressing skin

As Lovely as Rain
on my face
in the City

I find the silence between
the garbage truck , screeching
The bus humming …
Others rushing by with black umbrellas

I find silver droplets

listen to their musical sound

Nostrils full, damp
with rain

I soak
myself
Clean

Breathe Life

As Lovely as Rain

(c) Judith Z. Miller, March 31, 2012

Artist Soul Speaks

(c) Judith Z. Miller, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, March 2012

About artistsoulspeaks

Zelda (aka Judith Z. Miller) Bio Zelda (aka Judith Z. Miller) is a multifaceted artist who lives in an erotic, musical, spiritual universe. As a feminist Jew who studies shamanism, she is inspired by the beauty of nature and the guiding force of her intuition as she explores the themes of connection to the Earth, spirituality, sexuality and gender. She sculpts, draws, writes, performs, photographs, and is an ecstatic dancer/percussionist/healer. Currently, under an Individual Artist Commission awarded by Arts Mid-Hudson, Zelda is developing Que Será, Será (Whatever Will Be, Will Be), a multi-media one-person show that chronicles the joys and challenges of navigating non-binary Queerness from a childhood in the 1950s to adulthood. This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson. She is also producing ZELDA’S Happenings, a series of black-light, body-painting, percussion dance parties that will produce original wearable art for a new UpState Artists Clothing Collection representing artists of the region. Zelda co-founded The Fine Line Actors Theatre in Washington DC and performed at such venues as Source, GALA Hispanic Theatre and the Kennedy Center in DC, in NYC at WOW Café Theatre and Dixon Place, at the Lace Mill and with the TMI Project in Kingston. She published in Inside Arts magazine, The Washington Post, and American Theatre magazine. Zelda currently resides at the Lace Mill artist residence in Kingston NY with her Great Dane “Z”.
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2 Responses to As Lovely As Rain

  1. jbfotography says:

    That’s a beautiful picture! What is it?

    • I took this photo a few weeks ago at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. This is a bushlike plant about 10′ high and all of the branches were covered with these delicate caterpiller-like flowers in full bloom – just lovely! I don’t know the name of the bush/tree … but I was lucky enough to be there when it was in full glory. I took little rest in the sun on a big warm rock that is right nearby and gazed at the flowers – heaven!

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