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Monday, April 03, 2006

Who'll Stop The Rain?


We're experiencing record-breaking rain in the Bay Area. As of March 30, it had rained 24 days in the month, beating a March 1904 record of 23 wet days. Now we are at April 3rd, and it is raining, as it rained yesterday. No let up in sight. This isn't fucking Seattle!(Apologies to Seattle-ites - I love that town.)

Levees are breaking in the Delta, roadways are flooding, hills are sliding. It's just lovely. And I can't stand it anymore!

So I'm writing very poor rain haikus. Please join me - send some haikus my way! (Remember, haiku is 5/7/5 syllables - but liberties are of course allowed - there ain't no haiku police around.)

rain falls endlessly
drip, drip, down the water spout
will it never stop?

Rain falls steadily
cars swoosh by on wet pavement
Slip. Slide. Honk Honk! CRASH!

I sing in the rain
Stomping in puddles, water flies up
My voice is tuneless now

Drenched in the rain
Shaking fist at dark, grey sky
Fuck the rain – fuck it!

8 Comments:

Blogger The Flabbergasted Heathen said...

It's falling here too,
The first storm of the season,
And snow tomorrow?

April 03, 2006 1:28 PM  
Blogger ffff said...

In a harsh dry land
Rain is seen as a saviour
but too much can harm.

March has just had its hottest average for over 50 years, here in Australia. Are things really going awry? If so why doesn't our leader want to help out by ratifying Kyoto? Could it be because his friend Georgie-porgie doesn't want to play either?

Keep dry.
Cheers

April 03, 2006 4:50 PM  
Blogger Pete Bogs said...

ask Infini - she's a fan of CCR, according to her profile...

yes, we've had some nice sunny weather here... but we'll pay this summer with wildfires... but Californians understand that!

April 04, 2006 8:03 AM  
Blogger K9 said...

/bark bark bark to start
then say rain i drink it in
and then float away

grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrl? how you is? besides soggy?

/wag

April 04, 2006 12:37 PM  
Blogger Aunty Belle said...

Breathe Bird, exhale rain,
wet breath-life to Florida
leave the Bird in sun

April 04, 2006 8:36 PM  
Blogger Bird said...

ah - these are lovely haikus - thank you all.

April 04, 2006 10:10 PM  
Blogger disguised said...

Slow trickle downstream--
Sudden downpour makes deluge
Chunks break from stream bank .

April 07, 2006 2:17 PM  
Blogger ardlair said...

I am a Haiku virgin
This my first time, first one i ever wrote
knowingly
i just looked up how to do it
so don't laugh
cos I am sensitive and shy...................

From the dry ground comes
New, fresh life, to colour us:
Rain brings us this gift.

there. wasn't too painful.

April 07, 2006 2:19 PM  

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