Monday, November 21, 2016

Drought


Drought, it hides 
Out underfoot
In tortured roots,
Science, in art,
And doubt, faith
And overhead in
Dry trees where 
We seek the living
Sky from our knees.

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  1. I keep hoping for rain for you. It has been a rough couple of years out your way.

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    1. Thanks, Emma. It has been an an encouraging rainy weekend but we'll need plenty more to recover from those years.

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  2. Will the drought ever end for California and those places in our hearts that need to be renewed.

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    1. As long as there are gardens, Arleen; as long as we are gardeners, of course they will.

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  3. You've said a lot in so few words.
    Unfortunately drought has even infiltrated this area. Kentucky is ablaze with wildfires.
    Tennessee has had one recent rain after an extremely long dry spell.

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    1. Yikes, keep a hose handy and an extinguisher. Mrs Swiderski reports fires even in Georgia --places no one usually associates with dry Novembers.

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  4. We've had what is for us an extremely dry summer. People in the southern part of our province have had their wells dry up, and even several good rains have not restored them. So I can't begin to imagine how much rain you will need there to sort things out. Here's hoping for more - but not all at once, Geo.

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    1. Jenny, there have been declining water tables here for years --drought combined with developers who punch their drills down through the roof of perdition. It's hard for old farmhouse wells to keep up with the underground drought. We worry. We worry less when it rains.

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  5. I was glad to see the rain. We have friends visiting from the part of Spain we go to (a very wet corner of Spain), so they weren't bothered by it at all. Meanwhile, Rajan and I were nearly jumping up and down, we were so glad to see the rain. Lovely poem, as usual.

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth! It has been a beautiful break from dry weather --much needed.

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