It's World Water Day on Monday 22nd March apparently...and over here you can read about proper serious scientific events being held in Dundee on that day (organised by the UNESCO Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science). They want to link to poems about water so...what have you got? If you post a watery poem on your blog and link to their page (as above) they will link to you in return (if you send your link to this email).
So, here are a couple of my watery offerings...first here's one I posted back here in 2008 as part of my Fridge Magnet Poetry project:
Why here, why now Does it rain like future? Our grey old present An eternity lake
We ache and sweat How wet, how bitter We rust like drunks Supped up, fit to break
Then there's a fairly old one about the simple things (water included):
Stream rushing down the hillside Cool, clean and with direction How I would like to be you Not dazed, not lost, not sad Too murky to mention Not hopelessly, stupidly Stumbling through
Tree growing tall in woodland Strong, useful, admirable too How I would like to be you Not pathetic or rattled By a host of minor phobic complaints Not rootless No let's hear it for roots For without them what is there To remain true to?
Sand collected down on the shoreline Intricate, simple, the best of extremes Oh how very much I would like to be you Broken but whole, moving but still Dead but so very busy still being around The answers I crave I see them in you
Finally here's a little one I wrote years ago...long before I lived near to the sea:
I have a picture Of the sea It has a calming Effect on me This is no small feat Not small at all For one so flat And hung on a wall
RF years ago
So what have you got water-wise? Sorlil, you should have enough to last us till Xmas, no?
p.s. Today's photo was the view from our upstairs window back when we lived in Auchmithie. It was taken in 2002. I miss that view!
Originally from the north of England, I live in Angus, Scotland where I walk a lot, think a lot, listen to lots of music, sometimes write poems, sometimes read poems out to other people, sometimes write songs, read all kinds of odd things, watch a bit...oh and I look after my family too.
I sometimes organise poetry and music events - details are usually here (though nothing coming up in the near future). This year I went travelling with my family - photos and notes are here. Now we're back I have moved to a new regular blog - it is here.
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