Rain, Toward Evening

Image Source: Rino Breebaart

Row after row
Georgian and proper
houses of brick and painted doors

Gentle rain
refracted by streetlights
sodden leaves in the gutter

I watch from the window
my love down the hall
fire on the hearth
and home



  1. free penny press said:

    Lovely poem, Brian!

    • Lovely to see you and thanks!

  2. Paula said:

    The picture instantly brings Dublin to mind…and really makes me homesick for Ireland!

    • Why thanks! This could be anywhere, of course, but painted doors certainly are Dublin-y.

  3. unfetteredbs said:

    wonderful image and feeling here Brian..going to read it again

    • !!! Thank you so much !!!

  4. Very beautiful poem.

    • This coming from you? I’m honored, thanks.

      • You’re welcome 🙂

  5. Enjoyed this so very much – lovely descriptions 🙂

    • awww, thanks!

  6. Reblogged this on brian westbye and commented:

    I’m taking this week off to re-charge. Here’s today’s Poetry re-run.

  7. Love this…especially “sodden leaves in the gutter” for some reason. It’s a great image.

    • Very autumnal. *grin*

      • Perhaps we should start a Skype poetry group for a select group of bloggers to be handpicked by you and me. What do you think?

      • Innnnnnerestin’. Let’s talk. Message me.

      • Def. Later though. Watched Trump’s big “announcement.” What a scam! Now must go grocery shopping. Yay!

      • Sweetbay? My department produces their flyers and in-store signage, BTW.

      • Nope. Multiple stores: Fresh Market, Whole Foods, Greenwise Publix and Walmart. It’s tough being vegan.

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