Monday, September 08, 2008

Draft Poem: Watergaw

This is the second of my projected series of poems in English but whose titles are Scots weather terms. I'll leave it up for a week at the most.

[Poem deleted 18/09/08]

The astute among you will have noticed that the titles of this and the previous draft poem ("Onding") are both words that appear in MacDiarmid's poem "The Watergaw". The MacDiarmid link is not wholly unintentional although, if the sequence continues, it won't be confined to words from that poem.

2 comments:

Sorlil said...

Had to look up watergaw - what a great word. This is just lovely and the ending is beautiful.

Andrew Philip said...

Thanks, Marion. It is a fantastic word, isn't it?

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