Four Images of Deepwater Horizon

(midnight – promoted by Nightprowlkitty)


Volunteers cleaning a beach in Louisiana

Oil (1)

Oil slick approaching Channeleur Islands (Mark Ralston, AFP/Getty Images)

Oil (2)

White speck upper-right is an oil rig

Oil (3)

Shrimp boats pulling booms

Not Waving But Drowning

Nobody heard him, the dead man,  

But still he lay moaning:

I was much further out than you thought  

And not waving but drowning.

Poor chap, he always loved larking

And now he’s dead

It must have been too cold for him his heart gave way,  

They said.

Oh, no no no, it was too cold always  

(Still the dead one lay moaning)  

I was much too far out all my life  

And not waving but drowning.

-Stevie Smith

1 comment

  1. PBS has posted a very nice widget for anyone who wants to watch the spill add up in real time.

    You can select your own estimate of the flow, from 200,000 gallons per day to 2,500,000!

    Tick tock! Another thousand gallons!

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