Tag Archives: The Berkshires

THE COMING RAIN

THE COMING RAIN

Hardly on a high alert

We wait for coming rain….

Weather radar says the Berkshires*

Are first to feel same.

Expected after midnight

Here in Central “Mass.”

Could be an inch or more

Or less watering the grass.

Then it will be hot and sunny

In time for the Fourth of July…

Our fine nation’s Birthday,

Before a lot of young men died.

–Jonathan Caswell

* the Berkshires..mountain rage in Western Massachusetts….part of the Appalachian range (called Taconic in New York State, just across the state border)

GLEEFUL ANTICIPATION

GLEEFUL ANTICIPATION

(to the tune of: ON THE TOP OF OLD SMOKEY)

Out in the Berkshires*

Weather radar shows…

A rip-snorting rain storm

With thunderous throes!

It;s sweeping right for us,

Will be here by morn

With this modern radar

We keep well-informed!

‘Though a soaking rain’s better,

We’ll take what we get…

Now I hear in forty minutes

We’ll all be wet!!!!

–Jonathan Caswell

* The Berkshires….a lower part of the Appalacian Range, in Western Massachusetts.