My story, “Wildness and Wet” will be published by Daily Science Fiction to email subscribers on Tuesday, February 5th, and then published on their website seven days later. Go subscribe!! Or, check the website on Feb 12.
I’m looking forward to this one. The title , Wildness and Wet, comes from a poem by one of my favorite poets, Gerard Manly Hopkins – Inversnaid:
- This darksome burn, horseback brown,
- His rollrock highroad roaring down,
- In coop and in comb the fleece of his foam
- Flutes and low to the lake falls home.
- A windpuff-bonnet of fawn-froth
- Turns and twindles over the broth
- Of a pool so pitchblack, fell-frowning,
- It rounds and rounds Despair to drowning.
- Degged with dew, dappled with dew,
- Are the groins of the braes that the brook treads through,
- Wiry heathpacks, flitches of fern,
- And the beadbonny ash that sits over the burn.
- What would the world be, once bereft
- Of wet and wildness? Let them be left,
- O let them be left, wildness and wet;
- Long live the weeds and the wilderness yet.
- Gerard Manley Hopkins