Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Frog Rain Song



As the sky darkened to the color of the shale, the foundation of this mountain, I could hear the distant thunder approach. The tree frogs also heard and called out, “Party! Party tonight!” Another roar of thunder -- this one closer. “Hop on over, we’ll meet at the pool.” Clash, rumble, rumble, then the soft sound of the first few drops increasing slowly, like when my Girl Scout troop made rain by rubbing our fingers and hands together. Now, snapping fingers. “Hurry, pool party about to begin,” they called. More thunder, the stomping of feet and the perfect summer rain is upon us. My tomatoes, cucumber and squash thank you. The Black Eyed Susans thank you. The tree frogs thank you and O goddess, bringer of rain, I thank you for the childhood memory and the joyful sounds of the little gray tree frogs.


Check out this link to the choir, Perpetuum Jazzile, using their hands to simulate a storm like I did as a young girl scout. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05ip-N0H1Ig

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14 comments:

Trillium said...

Love the topic of this post and the artful way you wrote it! Great link! Neat how we both posted on on topics and included links regarding sounds this week. And frogs are certainly edible too!

Trillium said...

Evocative photo too! Oh, and Girl Scout cookies....

foto CHIP *Birgitta* said...

How amusing :) Of course there are always someone who likes the same as another dislike - but I am like your frogs I love thunderstorms :)
and your photo :)

Janie said...

All of nature rejoices when it rains. I can imagine the tree frogs calling for a party!

photowannabe said...

Love the sound of frogs and the rain. Very poetic post. Lots of fun to read.

Roger Owen Green said...

It's not just anyone who understands frog; being multilingual must come in handy.

Leslie: said...

Great post today! I've heard that Perpetuum Jazzile and it's absolutely amazing! :D

Tumblewords: said...

Lovely post!

kikamz said...

A fascinating post! I love it when it rains too! Have you ever tried dancing in the rain? It is so much FUN!

Grace and Bradley said...

Beautiful written essay. Thanks for sharing.

jay said...

What a wonderful image, all those little tree frogs getting excited about the coming rain! I love it!

Q said...

A wonderful post.
Sherry

Dragonstar said...

Beautiful photo, and a perfectly chosen selection of words. I could almost smell the rain.

Thanks for your kind visit.

Joy said...

There is something about warm summer rain, as the frogs know, that is wonderful. Never done that hand rain thing but I'm off to try it now.