The Rain it Continues to Fall

Record-breaking rainfall has surged,

A thirty-year trend has emerged;

Reminding us that we are small,

The rain it continues to fall.

 

A global growth of twelve per cent,

Means flood risk is on the ascent;

Compared to a stationary stall,

The rain it continues to fall.

 

As air temperature does increase,

More rain can be stored for release;

Moving from a spit to a squall,

The rain it continues to fall.

 

Waters will continue to rise,

Unless we find a compromise;

Now holding us all in its thrall,

The rain it continues to fall.

Flooding in Stamford Bridge, UK (Photo Credit: www.soil-net.com/).
Flooding in Stamford Bridge, UK (Photo Credit: www.soil-net.com/).

 

This is a Kyrielle, written about a piece of recent research that has shown an increase in record-breaking precipitation events under global warming.

3 thoughts on “The Rain it Continues to Fall

  1. Hello Pascale…our New York City hasn’t been kind to us either, with Hurricane Sandy panyig a painful visit a week ago.We are still trying to bring back our normal routines, while keeping our spirits aloft.I recently read Virginia Woolf’s The Waves and thoroughly enjoyed its very dense prose. I am glad that I had not read the book when younger, because now I appreciate its telling of several individual lives more sensitively.xo

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