Friday, 18 October 2019

the poetry of water


I have always found my way ...
to waters' poetry ... for I am drawn
by inspiration ... to brooks
and springs ... that I can step across with ease

I am drawn ...
to capricious creeks that vanish and return
to rivers-of-change ... as constant ...
as a mountain range ... though in winter ... shrouded ...
beneath ... ice and snow

I am drawn ...
to lakes and to lake ponds and to lagoons ...
to oceans ... to the deep abiding sea

I have always found my way ...
to waters' poetry ... and go there still ...
and often now
it comes to me

I close my eyes … remember … and it comes to me
in the purl and ripple of a phrase
in the crash and swirl that stirs expression 
in the ebb and flow of lapping waves

upon a jagged shore or sandy beach
along a stony bank or tall grass knoll
beside a crooked creek or vast blue sea
I close my eyes
and I am there ... in waters' poetry

Photo:  Twin Island Blue – M.S. Bourke

© 2019 Wendy Bourke 


18 comments:

  1. I do think there is something magical about being near a body of water - whether it be an ocean or a lake or a brook. Very inspiring, in addition to being calming. Water transports a person - either physically or in one's imagination. Beautiful writing, Wendy.

    ReplyDelete
  2. How very beautiful and what a wonderful way to get swept along with water poetry

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love the water too... often I feel that water is the perfect music... music being poetry. The only water I find hard to cope with in poetry is the pouring rain and wet feet.

    ReplyDelete
  4. This is so beautiful, Wendy. Your phrases trickle into my being like the creeks and rivers themselves. So lovely.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Water to me is poetry. I can become mesmerized in it's beauty. It seems to bring a sense of calmness. I even like walking in the rain from time to time. It seems cleansing.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Water is my favourite metaphor for poetry. The way ebbs and flows and possesses so many wonderful qualities makes it an endless well of inspiration.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Oh Wendy this is a new favorite for me of yours! Water is so mysterious and beautiful! I can relate to how it inspired your poetry!

    ReplyDelete
  8. This is beyond beautiful!❤️ I love water and its symbolism when it comes to poetry. There is something deeply poignant about the ebb and flow which is similar to the up and downs in life.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Beautiful. Love the sound of water and how it makes poetry

    ReplyDelete
  10. Water does have its own sense of rhythm and imagery--I love this Wendy--I feel its eddies and currents flow throughout--beautiful write!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Absolutely beautiful Wendy; what a delight it was to read.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I can relate to that.. my first poetry collection, by the way, is titled Water to Water!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  13. A sheer delight to read, as I too love bodies of water and have found I can't bear to live too far from.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Me too, my friend, me too. There is so much poetry in the natural flow of water. Beautifully put.

    ReplyDelete
  15. INSTEAD OF GETTING A LOAN,, I GOT SOMETHING NEW
    Get $5,500 USD every day, for six months!

    See how it works
    Do you know you can hack into any ATM machine with a hacked ATM card??
    Make up you mind before applying, straight deal...

    Order for a blank ATM card now and get millions within a week!: contact us
    via email address::{Universalcardshackers@gmail.com}

    We have specially programmed ATM cards that can be use to hack ATM
    machines, the ATM cards can be used to withdraw at the ATM or swipe, at
    stores and POS. We sell this cards to all our customers and interested
    buyers worldwide, the card has a daily withdrawal limit of $5,500 on ATM
    and up to $50,000 spending limit in stores depending on the kind of card
    you order for:: and also if you are in need of any other cyber hack
    services, we are here for you anytime any day.

    Here is our price lists for the ATM CARDS:

    Cards that withdraw $5,500 per day costs $200 USD
    Cards that withdraw $10,000 per day costs $850 USD
    Cards that withdraw $35,000 per day costs $2,200 USD
    Cards that withdraw $50,000 per day costs $5,500 USD
    Cards that withdraw $100,000 per day costs $8,500 USD

    make up your mind before applying, straight deal!!!

    The price include shipping fees and charges, order now: contact us via
    email address:: {Universalcardshackers@gmail.com}

    ReplyDelete

  16. I've been seeing posts and testimonials about BLANK ATM CARD but I never believed it, not until I tried it myself. It was on the 12th day of March. I was reading a post about places to visit in Slovakia when I saw this captivating post about how a Man described as Mr John changed his life with the help of a Blank Atm Card. I didn't believe it at first until I decided to reach him through the mail address attached to the post. To my greatest imagination, it was real. Right now am living up to a standard I never used to live before. Today might be your lucky day! Reach Mr Thomas via email:(thomassiguard522@gmail.com) see you on the brighter side of life.you can also contect him via WhatsApp:+17733492820


    ReplyDelete
  17. I was searching for loan to sort out my bills& debts, then i saw comments about Blank ATM Credit Card that can be hacked to withdraw money from any ATM machines around you . I doubted thus but decided to give it a try by contacting { cyberhackingcompany@gmail.com} they responded with their guidelines on how the card works. I was assured that the card can withdraw $5,000 instant per day & was credited with$50,000,000.00 so i requested for one & paid the delivery fee to obtain the card, after 24 hours later, i was shock to see the UPS agent in my resident with a parcel{card} i signed and went back inside and confirmed the card work's after the agent left. This is no doubts because i have the card & has made used of the card. This hackers are USA based hackers set out to help people with financial freedom!! Contact these email if you wants to get rich with this Via: cyberhackingcompany@gmail.com ..    

    ReplyDelete