Waters

north meeting 162There is a pool;
Its waters are held
Within the chalice of earth
Reflecting the sky.
It sparkles, calm and still,
Glinting in the sunlight,
Glittering with the stars
That play across its surface,
As day turns to night turns to day.
Yet the moon cannot enter the waters.
The sun does not bathe
Nor the stars swim.

It ripples with laughter,
When the wind plays…
Scattering its silence,
Summer’s children splashing
For a little while.
Winter ice holds it,
Frozen in time,
Dulling its reflections
Blanketed snow
In the stasis of grief
As the seasons turn.
In the heart of the pool
Only silent stillness.

We throw our stones,
Tossing pebbles…
Skimming the surface…
Making our own ripples
Ephemeral as the wind,
Droplets dancing
Diamond bright,
Or crazing the ice
Before the stone sinks.
Its presence a memory
As it leaves the light.

The waters close,
The surface stills,
The ripples cease.
Within the depths
The stones grow,
Filling the pool
Raising the water
Till it overflows
And is lost.
The pool has no wings…
The earth drinks it.

Yet the water remains,
Ever changing
But unchanged
Rising as mist
Or the sap of a flower
That greets the sun
Holding the essence
Of a silver pool
In a dewdrop.

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She has written a number of books, both alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com
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25 Responses to Waters

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Beautiful poem beautiful photo

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  2. I like your comparison of human and natural interaction here. Keep up, DG.

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  3. KL Caley says:

    Just lovely. KL ❤

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  4. Beautiful poem, Sue.

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  5. Eliza Waters says:

    Beautiful poem, Sue. Happy World Water Day. ❤

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  6. Calming and comforting journey.
    Thank you

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  7. This is so beautiful, Sue. I love how you tell its story through the seasons too! 🙂

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  8. dgkaye says:

    Beautiful Sue. ❤

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