Song For A Rainy Evening – Taunja Thomson

Wings and horns of stone
above a cornice:
a gray morning trudges
into a wet afternoon
which ambles into a cool
humid twilight.
The lights below are blurred
by rain, the stars shaky
at best.
A few figures stumble about
in the street as children
call to each other
voices echoing off of rain-slick walls.
Pale green fields in the distance
darken into the black-emerald
of evening before hazy
staggered hills.
The smell of wet stone struggles
with the scent of rotting leaves
damp bark.
From the eaves a Madonna scowls.
Above stained glass others
with porous but unreadable eyes
sit under a thick
lake of sky.





Taunja Thomson


Taunja Thomson’s poetry has most recently appeared in Crawl Space and The Light Ekphrastic. Two of her poems have been nominated for Pushcart Awards: “Seahorse and Moon” in 2005 and “I Walked Out in January” in 2016. She has co-authored a chapbook of ekphrastic poetry which is scheduled to be published in May of 2017 and has a writer’s page at A worshiper of nature, her summers are filled with water gardening, and her winters are spent obsessively feeding the birds and other wildlife that appear in her one-acre slice of heaven, a field.

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