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Hundred ten summer…

		Widening cracks drought has made,

					  drip-drop closed gap.

For the rain contest. When I was a boy, the deep south suffered through an oppressive 
drought. The red clay had such deep cracks in it I never thought they would go away, until 
those torrential rains finally came. In less than three hours everything and everybody was 
healed by this blessing from above.	

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  1. Date: 5/19/2010 9:36:00 AM
    It meant so much to me to read your poetry today JT. The best to you in the contest. I hope each day takes you to greater heights in your writing endeavors. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/19/2010 12:29:00 AM
    Great haiku and excellent story, John!! Thank for sharing them with us ....and good luck in the contest. Ruben.

  1. Date: 5/18/2010 10:34:00 PM
    I really like this Haiku, John. Ahhh the red clay of the south... yes, many memories. Cracks, dusty... you captured it beautifully in here.

  1. Date: 5/18/2010 10:32:00 PM
    I am really digging your Aussie language! LOl

  1. Date: 5/18/2010 9:13:00 PM
    Nicely written John. Seen those cracks; cherished those rains. Good luck in the contest. Joe

  1. Date: 5/18/2010 7:51:00 PM
    After a drought such as the one you describe, rain is a gift from God. Thanks for sharing your memories. Nature has a restorative quality. Love, Carolyn