WEATHER »

Difficult Times


California Drought

Enough now of no rain,

Enough now of dry eyes of winter,

Day by day, green is fading,

Women returning with

Dry baskets of roses,

Like love during a war time,

A spring with no flowers,

A mother with milk-less breasts,

I take it all in,

I wait, I pray for;

The waterfall to fall again,

The fish in a pond

To swim again,

And,

The butterfly

To fly again,

I take it all in,

I wait, I pray

For the droplets

To return home.

To submit a comment on this article, email letters@independent.com or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email tips@independent.com.



Be succinct, constructive, and relevant to the story. Leaving a comment means you agree to our Discussion Guidelines. We like civilized discourse. We don't like spam, lying, profanity, harassment or personal attacks.

comments powered by Disqus
event calendar sponsored by:

You Solve It,’ City Tells County on Library Money Shortage

To avoid financial shortfall, city sends ball back to county's court.

Vigil for Victims in Palestine Held at Courthouse

Community gathers to protest injustice.

Stoker to Be Sworn into EPA Job

Former Santa Barbara County supervisor confirms his appointment as regional head of Environmental Protection Agency.

Live Stream of Channel Island Falcons Makes History

Webcam follows wild peregrine falcon family on the Channel Islands.

Sonos Informs Employees of Potential Layoffs

'Restructuring' could affect 96; how many in Santa Barbara unknown.