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Hard rain and potent thunder by Marge Piercy | Saturday, May 09, 2015 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

May 9th, 2015

Episode 209 of 785 episodes

An elephant herd of storm clouds trample overhead. The air vibrates electrically. The wind is rough as hide scraping my face. Longhaired rain occludes the pines. This storm seems personal. We crouch under the weight of the laden air, feeling silly to be afraid. Water comes sideways attacking the shingles. The skylight drips. We feel... Read more »

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