Rain and the Radio

cosmos rain again

What is it about a rainy day in autumn that resurrects sad memories in a pretty way?

Is it the dull, brooding mirror of the pavement?

Or the resolute fall flowers on the curb, standing up to the wind and chill?

Or maybe it’s Jeff Buckley and Elliott Smith on the radio,

alive as ever,

Notes and words broken in pain but promising to be here

longer than any of us.

About Mary Rowen

My two published novels, LEAVING THE BEACH (a 2016 IPPY Award winner) and LIVING BY EAR, focus on music and following your passions. A new novel called IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THAT WAY is due out in September, 2020. I live in the Boston area with my family and pets.
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8 Responses to Rain and the Radio

  1. jan says:

    Lovely post Mary! We might get rain this weekend and I’m super psyched. Today however it a hot and dead day here.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Ralph says:

    Hi Mary. I thought rain was an illusion after months of dry, hot weather here in southern Spain. Then on Saturday it came down. Yay ! 😀 ❤

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Mary Rowen says:

    Yes, I like to stay away from tourist spots as much as possible when traveling. If I ever go there, Ralph, I’ll have to consult with you about the good places to see.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. choff777 says:

    Sigh so good…what is it about the rain? Lovely, Mary.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Mary Rowen says:

    Thank you, Jackie. I don’t know but I love rain more and more as I get older. The sun’s all well and good, but those rainy days…definitely the best ones for writing.


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