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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 leave one →
  1. Sorlil permalink
    09/09/2008 12:56

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

  2. Andrew Philip permalink
    12/09/2008 21:42

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

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