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in: Bomb; Bomb > 2024-03-11

Mar 11, 2024 4:16 AM # 
My poem on rain:

What’s it like?

The rain, that is.

I miss it.

It hasn’t rained here since January.

The rash on my face is telling me it’s dry.

Cars on the street are a subtle hue of orange.

The fish pond is now a puddle.

So long fish.

I miss the rain.

Maybe next week.

I doubt it.
Mar 11, 2024 11:31 AM # 
I rode my bike.

Of course it rained.

A few heavy drops, then


Down my back, fills my shoes,

washes the salt from my helmet into my eyes.

Can't see, can't breathe.

Water from the sky and from my wheels.

Then done.


Steam rises from the road.

Time to sweat again.
Mar 13, 2024 4:07 AM # 
Poetry isn't my strongest point, but I can confirm that Adelaide has now had 46 consecutive days without rain. The record is 69. May or may not get a little tomorrow/Friday.
Mar 13, 2024 10:13 PM # 
Both are beautiful poems :)

Blair, which year was that? I note 2007 was another year when Adl recorded no rain for February.
Mar 14, 2024 12:12 AM # 
1893 - the four 60+ day dry spells were all in 1906 or earlier. Longest in modern times was 56 days in 2002, followed by 48 in late 2018/early 2019. 2007 managed 39.
Mar 18, 2024 11:22 PM # 
Such good poems! Anna yours is very visceral.

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