"Life is the dancer and you are the dance."
Eckhart Tolle

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Refresh me again napowrimo #17

Deep beneath you

Can’t breathe but oh how I wish I could

Beautiful and refreshing

When will you leave me?



Spilling oil in your home

Dumping rubbish in garden

Killing life that you protect

Why have you been harmed?



To take a bath in you

Brings remedial to your internal soul

To rinse away the filth of one’s life

Where are we disappearing to?



Water

If I could only go deep beneath you and breathe

To once again be refreshed


Waterfalls at Plitvicka Jezera National Park, Croatia


                                 by Jack Brauer Photography

28 comments:

  1. Without water, no life... why...?
    Great post!

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  2. Stan,
    Thanks, isn't it the reality we face?
    Pamela

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  3. Pamela, I love water... mind you I'm absolutely petrified of it too! People look at me quizzically when I tell them I love the smell of water... some don't get it. This a great poem

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  4. I often dream of breathing under water. I should look it up, find out if it;s significant.

    Thanks for reminding me so beautifully.

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  5. Wonderful tribute to water!!!!

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  6. Hi Pamela,

    "To rinse away the filth of one’s life"

    On a global basis, maybe we're expecting a little too much!

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  7. Love your last line especially. Water not only carries all the elements necessary for all life, but it also carries the earth's memory. If you haven't seen the DVD "The Mystery of Water" I highly recommend it.

    Great poem!

    ~Mark

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  8. Love this "internal soul" -- nice play on phrase "eternal soul"
    Very refreshing, Pamela!

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  9. Susan,
    Water is a beautiful element of ours. We should always respect it. If I had my way I would live on the coast in Mexico, but my husband is having no of that. He hates the hot weather. So instead we live in a highly elevated area (8,000 ft.) It is beautiful here but the weather is quite different from what I am used to. It is always chilly at night. Thanks for commenting.
    Pamela

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  10. Ron,
    I would be interested in knowing why also. I love the water. Thank you.
    Pamela

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  11. Derrick,
    We certainly are. Aren't we. Thanks.
    Pamela

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  12. Mark,
    Thanks and I will look for the DVD. So very interesting.
    Pamela

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  13. Pamela, there is so much of the water spirit in you, truly aquatic you and your poem.

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  14. Uma,
    Thank you. I love water.
    Pamela

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  15. Tough to argue against water! Nice work.

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  16. I'm with you on this, Pamela. Water is totally remedial, healing, elemental, ... and the list can go on. LOVE water!!

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  17. The ocean is where life originated, and as your poem speaks so eloquently we don't thank her very well.

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  18. nicely done Pam....I use all the elements to meditate....usinghem all...I used FIRE today...so my poem.....my partner meditates on water IN WATER every moorning....soaking and doing her trip for aatleast an hour...have a good weekend

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  19. Robin,
    I love water too! Thanks!
    Pamela

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  20. Francis no we don't do we. In Spanish water is a feminine noun which is "aqua". Thanks.
    Pamela

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  21. Wayne,
    Thanks and that is so cool that you both meditate.Mediation is good for the soul. We just finished having a little get together with some good friends. Some good company and good food.
    Pamela

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  22. Another water sprite. I live for water ...
    was born with fins and flippers.

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  23. Rall,
    I believe we could be kindred spirits. I have such an affinity for water. Been swimming since I was about 4 years old. She is part of me.
    Pamela

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  24. from Therese B. -- love the sense of purity in this poem, also the poignant tone.

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  25. Therese,
    Thanks. I enjoyed this prompt. Water is a truly amazing element.
    Pamela

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