Metal Roof, Rain, Robin

A Gift of Island Poetry ft Deirdre Kessler

Patter-pattern soft at first,  
with whole-note rests, 
then wind-altered.  
In the maple’s upper storey 
under a canopy of leaves,  
the robin. 
Notes rise and fall in pitch,  
robin holding the rhythm steady, 
rain at the whim of clouds and wind. 
Time signatures  
of the day. 

Deirdre Kessler. Deirdre’s most recent poetry collection is The Jubilance of Jig.