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

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About artistsoulspeaks

Judith Z. Miller, aka "Zelda," lives in an erotic, musical, spiritual universe; she writes as a way of coping with its beauty, sensuality, frustrations and ecstasies. In NYC, she has read at events sponsored by organizations such as Nehirim, Zeek Magazine, Essentuality, and at venues such as Blue Stockings, The Jewish Community Center, Wow Café Theatre - and late at night to her girlfriends in bed. She published in Inside Arts magazine, The Washington Post, and American Theatre magazine. Judith was trained as an actress in Washington DC, co-founded The Fine Line Actors Theatre, acted in numerous productions, created original performance material and was awarded an NEA Arts Management Fellowship in Theatre. Judith is a self-trained visual artist who is inspired by the beauty of nature and the guiding force of her intuition. She draws and creates primal sculpture and wearable art from trees, stones and found objects, which she fashions into ritual staffs, wearable amulets, and employs in healing rituals. She was profiled in The Daily News; the subject of feature articles in Mann About Town magazine, Home News Tribune, In Brooklyn, The Park Slope Paper, The Wave, and The Daily Sitka Sentinel, and featured on NY-1 Television. In 2008 her paper “Sometimes a Tree Isn’t Just a Tree,” was read at the First International LSP-and Translation Studies Oriented Textual Analysis conference at Chouaib Doukkali University, El Jadida, Morocco. Judith was the founder and director of ZAMO! representing a multi-cultural mix of world-class GRAMMY® nominated and JUNO ® award-winning performing artists for over 20 years. She taught self-promotion for performers, presented by organizations such as The Field, The Red Tent Women’s Project and the Brooklyn Arts Counsel. She was the Chief Rhythm officer of Microfundo, a crowdfunding platform supporting musicians worldwide. She was a 2011 British Airways Face-to-Face Opportunity contest winner traveling to Thailand where she met with indigenous woodcarvers and shaman. A healing ritual artist, she created Zelda's Body Breathing Healing System (TM), and offers private sessions and workshops. Judith (Zelda) resides in Port Henry New York.
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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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