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 


15 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.

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

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  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.

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

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  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.

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  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.

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  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!

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  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.

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

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  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!

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

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

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  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.

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

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