Whimsy: Written during a drought year


Piling hordes of sunshade
clouds upon the sky,
the miser wind
would build a castle of them
and reside there,
counting all his wealth
of sparkling raindrops.

Copyright © 30 September 1976, by Elizabeth Bennefeld.

A poem written during year with no summer rains. “The average yearly precipitation for Fargo is 21.19 inches. The greatest yearly precipitation is 34.75 inches in 2000, while the least yearly precipitation is 8.84 inches in 1976.” Fargo, North Dakota Climate, NWS, 2002, http://climate.umn.edu/pdf/fargo_climate.pdf


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