Posted by: shipbright | October 11, 2009

Sunday Serenity…

Another THANK YOU to the new readers from the following countries whose readers have logged in to change the world one drop at a time and made Fresh[water] ideas for a thirsty planet a part of their diet of global awareness:  Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bolivia, British Virgin islands, Bulgaria, Chile, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Israel, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Mauritius, Netherlands, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Russia, South Africa, Tunisia, Vietnam…

In addition to the previously thanked countries we are now over 60 countries worldwide…imagine a world of globally aware citizens taking action in their own countries who understand the issues of freshwater on our thirsty and crowded planet…

So for this Sunday Serenity and for those of you overseas here is a poem by one of my favorite Poets, Robert Frost, who captures the essence of the region of the United States that I live in, New England:

Going for Water

The well was dry beside the door,
And so we went with pail and can
Across the fields behind the house
To seek the brook if still it ran;

Not loth to have excuse to go,
Because the autumn eve was fair
(Though chill), because the fields were ours,
And by the brook our woods were there.

We ran as if to meet the moon
That slowly dawned behind the trees,
The barren boughs without the leaves,
Without the birds, without the breeze.

But once within the wood, we paused
Like gnomes that hid us from the moon,
Ready to run to hiding new
With laughter when she found us soon.

Each laid on other a staying hand
To listen ere we dared to look,
And in the hush we joined to make
We heard, we knew we heard the brook.

A note as from a single place,
A slender tinkling fall that made
Now drops that floated on the pool
Like pearls, and now a silver blade.

-Robert Frost-

[photo by Michael Broughton. Thank you!]

autumn waterfall



  1. It is very refreshing to see someone looking to work within the exiting legal frameworks (as I gather from your resource list), towards such a laudable goal.

    It is rather unfortunate, however, that existing legal niceties such as copyright law seems to escape you. If you had asked to use my picture, I would have said yes. Instead you just grabbed it and didn’t have the decency to either link back to its source or credit the photographer – me.

    This is neither a threat nor a demand, just a request that you come to the realization that – much as water is a shared planetary resource that matters to us all – not everything in the world is there for you to exploit as you see fit – including my photographs.

    • I am very sorry–I had gotten this from a google images page that had no crediting information so I, incorrectly, assumed it was in the public domain. Please let me know how to properly credit this photograph and I will do so immediately

      • I gave the link to the webpage on Flickr for that photo as my website link. The photo URL is: and you can credit it to Michael Broughton.

        I don’t mind people using my images, especially for worthy causes, all I ask is for notification and credit.

        Best of luck with your efforts.

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