Leeward Dry

Leeward Dry

A gathering spell this mountain hides

glacier-carved and hewn time and time again

pushed up from forces unimaginable

windward blows the rain down

and summit stops.

Leeward is dry with waters lost:



Na/GlowPoWriMo Day Ten

asks us to incorporate a regional weather colloquialism into a poem.  “Rainshadow” may not be a colloquialism, but it sure is common in the Pacific Northwest.  When a wet front approaches a mountain and climbs, the water is dumped on the windward side.  The leeward side of the mountain is protected from the rain, as the moisture as condensed and dropped out with the altitude climb.




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