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 writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. 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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35 Responses to Waters

  1. Sadje says:

    This is a beautiful poem for a beautiful scene

    Liked by 2 people

  2. willowdot21 says:

    This is so evocative and peaceful 💜

    Liked by 1 person

  3. jenanita01 says:

    Right now, I need to visit such a place, as I’m in need of the soothing presence of the water…

    Liked by 1 person

  4. memadtwo says:

    Circles again…always. (k)


  5. noelleg44 says:

    Lovely, soothing – good for high blood pressure!


  6. Stunning poetry, Sue. I love the constancy despite all the change. Just beautiful.


  7. Lovely and relaxing Sue.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Eliza Waters says:

    Beautiful poem, Sue. I love the soothing energy of water, such a nourishing element.


  9. Alli Templeton says:

    Oh wow, Sue. This is therapy for my aching brain. I love the idea of the water being held in the ‘chalice of the earth’. I do love the way you see nature, through your unique gaze full of magic and metaphor. I’ll never look at a lake or a pool in the same way again. 🙂


  10. Dalo 2013 says:

    For those of us who have an affinity for water, the need to live near water and appreciate its mystery, you honor it well: “Its waters are held, Within the chalice of earth, Reflecting the sky.”


  11. Sustain blog says:

    A beautiful poem of water, a sustainable resource. Thank you 😊


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