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Rain on the Roof
by Ed Matlack

Tuesday, November 11, 2003

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I really thought I was going thru a "writers block" of late, but apparently not...seems to come and go, my talents herein...ED

“Rain on the Roof”


Living in a motor home is different than that of a house,

All manner of sounds can be heard,


Groaning of on board tanks,

Moaning of pipes.

Converters/inverters humming to a tune of their own making,


But the sounds of Nature are more prevalent and more pronounced as well,

They are the sounds of birds chirping just outside,

Of chipmunks and squirrels scurrying up and over the motor home.


But I think the most beautiful sound is that of rain on the roof,

A house is insulated and sound proofed enough that the sound of rain is rarely heard,

Unless it is heard beating against a window pane,

A beautiful sound, yes, but not as nice as a million needles hitting the roof,

Creating a musical rendition of Natures own choosing,

A classical musical sound to put one to sleep,

To relax too, to meditate too, to Naturally relieve stress.


So many things we miss when we move into a house,

We miss the ability to hear rain & snow,

We feel we must be removed from the Natural world,

So much so that we miss all the beautiful sounds,

Just close your eyes and listen,

Listen to the beauty of Nature…




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Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 11/13/2003
This is so beautiful, I love that sound too.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 11/12/2003
I long to hear the
roar of raindrops on the roof
it lulls me to sleep
Nicely done!
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 11/12/2003

as soothing as the rain itself, this beauty of a write--well done

(((HUGS))) and love,

karla. :)
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 11/12/2003
i love to hear rain on the roof myself (unless it is comin' down a frog-strangler! LOL)! a wonderful write, ed; thanks for sharing! (((HUGS))) and much love to you and RUFUZ (WOOF!), your texas friend, karen lynn. :D love you guys!
Reviewed by Robert Montesino 11/12/2003
Thanks for the vivid description of what it's like, I have been thinking lately about buying an RV and wondered what it would be like to spend time in one! This piece painted a good positive picture! Thanks!
Reviewed by Bobbie Hess (Reader) 11/12/2003
We should all "Stop & smell the roses"--the days still have 24 hours each. You're right, Ed, nature has the most beautiful sounds if only we would listen . . . How true for other things as well. Wonderful! (and guess what, it's raining . . . )
Reviewed by E T Waldron 11/11/2003
Beautifully expressed, yes rain on the roof is a wonderful experience!;-)
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