Friday, March 11, 2011

Water





















I am earth, quench me
my children born of me
rising up from my soil
need to drink deeply to
grow, to survive, without
water there is no life
dust only

I am earth, quench me
my lakes and rivers and
oceans need replenishing
without water life, no life
all will perish, rains bless
my bodies of water, fill them
brimful

I am earth, quench me
but know when enough
is enough, do not flood
my children, wash away
soil, denude my fertility
so nothing will grow
dust only

I am earth, quench me
water my children
flora and fauna so that
all may live and thrive
basking under sun
partaking of air, held at
bay by fire, then rain










12 comments:

  1. You have written a poem like a prayer. I like the circular effect given by the repetition.

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  2. Nicely done....repeating the first line ties the theme together. vb

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  3. Lovely, Diane. The repetition is terrific (Donna talks about that today at http://djvorreyer.wordpress.com/2011/03/12/poetry-tow-truck-11-repeat-yourself/ !)

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  4. I like the mantra-like affirmation of the right amount of water and the images that grow within your words.

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  5. Water: the elixir of life. A recent news release makes the claim of an organism, which lives on and in acid. Not sure I believe it.

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  6. Wonderful because it feels more like a prayer than a simple poem

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  7. I love the way you have made Earth come alive; a thoughtful, beautiful, loving poem.

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