Too many words, at times, does NOT make for a good poem, whereas, simplicity is sometimes the key to a better one. I wrote this poem after sitting outside at the farm where we lived at the time, listening to the wind chimes and hearing the “ting, ting, ting” that they made. When the wind blew the sound carried across from the pine trees, where they were hung, further across the meadow, then the pasture, and finally up to our bedroom window at night.
Wind Chime 2015-03
The wind chime sings its music,
Sending its notes in a circle of sound.
Soft whispers of tingling cascades,
With echoes like falling glass.