Saturday, April 11, 2009

Prompt 59: Live Water

Thanks to Sue of Sunflower Roots for this week's prompt, live water. Thanks to he for supplying this poem and photo, too.

Live Water

the creek flute dances
a natural accompaniment
‘neath work and sleep;
its liquid silver ballet
skips stones, bends grasses,
to wind slender fingers
through my day;
live water
embraces the hours
with subliminal music.

©sgreerpitt
April 6, 2009


In Pilgrim at Tinker Creek (Bantam Books 1974), poet Annie Dillard writes “Live water heals memories.” It is from Dillard that I first learned how to view the world through both the eyes of a naturalist and a poet. This book is a treasure to be savored, the perfect accompaniment to a summer’s day, especially one spent near creeks and woods.

Photo is by sgreerpitt April 6, 2009, the creek running near our yard in Letcher County, Kentucky.


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