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Evergreen trees
Incredibly tall
Impossibly old
One hundred forty-five inches a year
Keeps them covered in moss
Lush and beautiful

Prevailing winds
Drop it all
On western slopes
East of the peaks
It's a different world

Irrigated fields produce
Yakima apples
Palouse wheat

Between rain forest
And irrigation
Lie perpetually damp
Misty-cold cities
Slowly rusting
Growing mold

Windshield wipers swish away
Muddy water thrown up
From puddled streets
While going home to
Wet dogs and
Damp socks

Sun breaks
Are a welcome
Weather report
In winter

Nobody appreciates
A day without rain
Like someone from


The Topic of the Month in the Writer's Gallery for August is Rain. Thanks to Jeff (wheatpenny) for the idea and the motivation!


Cover page done in ArtRage and CS5.
Font is Papyrus

August 24, 2012
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Aug 24, 2012 1:15:59 am
So enjoyable!
That last bit says it all.

by durleybeachbum Homepage »

Aug 24, 2012 2:15:50 am
A 'wonderful' outlook and super words. We get more than our fair share of rain here in the UK too!

by jayfar Online Now!   Homepage »

Aug 24, 2012 2:23:15 am
And those of us who live in deserts envy you. Easop lives (the mule and the seasons)! Wonderful imagery.

by wysiwig Homepage »

Aug 24, 2012 2:53:19 am
Wonderful verse and a great picture,but its not just Seattle that gets the rain I seem to have done a whole flower show season here in the UK getting wet standing in mud or soggy grass still that's better than burnt brown grass and trees.

by Katraz Online Now!   Homepage »

Aug 24, 2012 2:54:25 am
What a wonder of a poem!
I'm from one of those flat places that doesn't actually get "mountain weather" and so I can't imagine what it's like to live in such a damp environment, though it holds some appeal! This is a marvel of a poem, and I'm glad I read it while taking a break from doing whatever it is that I'm doing. Such insights too...I can't say that I take sunny days for granted, but I do wonder at times, what nar-constant rain does for local perceptions of what weather is.

by Chipka Homepage »

Aug 24, 2012 6:52:26 am
"Nobody appreciates A day without rain Like someone from Seattle"
Or indeed an Englishman :} I agree with Katraz whole heartedly. No on to the writing, what lovely piece of verse Tara. So evocative.

by Adobe_One_Kenobi Homepage »

Aug 24, 2012 7:34:30 am
Jus t we need in this part of the country, a little rain. Nice.

by EJD64 Homepage »

Aug 24, 2012 8:18:13 am
I know this as well even though I'm at the southern end of the state
Great writing

by Faemike55 Online Now!   Homepage »

Aug 24, 2012 10:17:01 am
A really lovely poem, Tara :-)

by helanker Homepage »

Aug 24, 2012 3:43:55 pm
Well done.

by pimanjc Homepage »

Aug 24, 2012 6:24:34 pm
Wonderful narrative Tara!!

by bobrgallegos Homepage »

Aug 24, 2012 7:34:11 pm
Oh so true...well written

by Merrylee Homepage »

Aug 25, 2012 12:25:18 am
Amazing work Tara.
It is starting to heat up here in Pretoria.
yesterday it was a hot 29 Degrees Celcius and today they predict 32.
So we will see what the rain will hold in for this summer.
God Bless.

by kgb224 Homepage »

Aug 25, 2012 10:36:08 am
You are multi-talented. Very nice.

by Maxthon Homepage »

Aug 25, 2012 11:34:59 am
Too familiar..perhaps I should try a shot through my window right now!!

by anmes Homepage »

Aug 25, 2012 1:30:45 pm
You never cease to amaze me with your multiple talents, Tara! A wonderful poem, and a lovely illustration!

Wish some of that rain would work its way east of the Cascades.... May get some here today, but I'm not holding my breath!

by RodS Homepage »

Aug 25, 2012 3:25:49 pm
An amazing poem, which I love very much, as the image is in a wonderful
shaped blue!
This really is

by dochtersions Homepage »

Aug 29, 2012 10:57:36 pm
After 31 years in hot, often drought plagued Kansas, I love the rain. Your image makes for a perfect illustration. Well done you:)

by bmac62 Homepage »

Aug 31, 2012 1:16:14 am
love the rain
as my soul feels
warm hugs, Linda Kaye

by hipps13 Homepage »

Sep 1, 2012 8:46:36 pm
Here in the UK, my postman has worn shorts for three months, and his legs are still lilly-white. So I think we have something in common!

by tommorules Homepage »


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