For the first time in days, the sun is out. I shall venture forth and stock up provisions for the rains to come.
In the meantime, I thought I'd record Louis MacNeice's poem "The Sunlight on the Garden." I first encountered this poem when John MacKenzie posted a recording of it on his now-neglected blog "Salt and Ice." (Unfortunately, John recorded it before he started using archive.org and the link to the audio-blogger post doesn't work anymore.) It's a gorgeous poem, full of the sort of aural densities for which I am such a sucker. I particularly like the anadiplotic feminine rhymes, not a device you see used very often. I am grateful for "The Sunlight on the Garden"!
Here's my recording of "The Sunlight on the Garden."