1st, ShortCategory 2005 - Margaret Livingstone
Allegro con Spirito
At the open door the drops fall slowly each
a crown of energy that bursts against the stone.
His mother's fingers mirror the falling rain
as she plays each note with its halo of sound.
Further out the water slides from the roof
a sheet of droplets that slices air like ice
floods her hands with music whilst her child
puts his ear to the wood and drinks vibration.