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Hummingbird Pool Party Number Five! – YouTube


PennSound: Hugh MacDiarmid

The Watergaw*


One wet, early evening in the sheep-shearing season
I saw that occasional, rare thing —
broken shaft of a rainbow with its trembling light
Beyond the downpour of the rain
And I thought of the last, wild look you gave
Before you died.


The skylark’s nest was dark and desolate,
My heart was too
But I have thought of that foolish light
Ever since then
And I think that perhaps at last I know
What your look meant then.



Ae weet forenicht i the yow-trummle
I saw yon antrin thing.
A watergaw wi its chitterin licht
Ayont the on-ding;
An I thocht o the last wild look ye gied
Afore ye deed!


There was nae reek i the laverock’s hoose
That nicht-an nane i mine;
But I hae thocht o that foolish licht
Ever sin syne;
An I think that mebbe at last I ken
What your look meant then.


*In MacDiarmid’s words: “A watergaw is a broken rainbow, a broken shaft of a rainbow that you can see sometimes between clouds — not a complete arc, the broken shaft of the rainbow.”

Scottish Poets Hugh MacDiarmid and Sorley MacLean in Correspondence

Hugh MacDiarmid reads “The Watergaw”, The Glass of Pure Water”, and other poems at PennSound:


Source: PennSound: Hugh MacDiarmid

Public-private water war shaping up in Connecticut – Connecticut Post

The Grudes Reservoir in New Canaan, Conn., in early November 2016 during an emergency drought declaration. The reservoir is one of four from which the city of Norwalk draws its water supplies.

Connecticut water supplies are limited and vulnerable to droughts – or even summer dry spells – that can pit town against town and individual consumers against high-powered commercial interests, a new plan warns.Even as the state crawls out of a two-year drought, with reservoirs now rated at more than 103-percent of capacity, regulators hope the study leads to the state’s first conservation plan that can help manage the precious resource, and balance the needs of commercial, recreational and individual consumers.Consumer advocates are critical of the 616-page report from the state Water Planning Council that will be presented to four key legislative committees when the General Assembly reconvenes next month.

Source: Public-private water war shaping up in Connecticut – Connecticut Post

The Politics of Adversity in Pope.L’s Flint Water Project

Installation view of “Flint Water” (2017), What Pipeline, Detroit

Flint Water Project politicizes the readymade, positing the bottles as symbols of gross negligence and misconduct on the part of city and state officials, and the dire consequences.

Source: The Politics of Adversity in Pope.L’s Flint Water Project

▶ CoquiWalk by ecopoetics

“A night walk on a road at the edge of the rainforest in Costa Rica (El Yunque), after a rain storm: coqui frogs, insects, water, humans. February 2009. Monaural recording.”

Zeitgeist Spam: Yes, I think we can call it the Anthropocene (reposted from the Guardian)


This planktonic arrow worm, Sagitta setosa, has eaten a blue plastic fibre about 3mm long. Plankton support the entire marine food chain. Photograph: Richard Kirby/Courtesy of Orb Media

Source: Zeitgeist Spam: Yes, I think we can call it the Anthropocene (reposted from the Guardian)

JOAN BAEZ with INDIGO GIRLS ~ The Water Is Wide ~.wmv – YouTube