Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Poets United Midweek Motif ~ Water

“Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.”— Lao Tzu


“All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.”— F. Scott Fitzgerald

           Midweek Motif ~ Water 

Those who live in an arid, desert land know too well how precious Water is though rest of the mankind has taken Water for granted. And it is a sin. Hope we don’t have to see that day when there’s “water, water everywhere, / Nor any drop to drink”.

Water plays an important role in many legends and myths in every culture all over the world. Your poem today may include everything concerned with Water from ancient times to our present day. And mythological water beings, gods, goddesses, dragons, naiads etc. are welcome.

Water is the elixir of our life. Let’s honor water in our lines today:

by Pablo Neruda

Everything on the earth bristled, the bramble
pricked and the green thread
nibbled away, the petal fell, falling
until the only flower was the falling itself.
Water is another matter,
has no direction but its own bright grace,
runs through all imaginable colors,
takes limpid lessons
from stone,
and in those functionings plays out
the unrealized ambitions of the foam. 

by Emily Dickinson

Water, is taught by thirst.
Land—by the Oceans passed.
Transport—by throe—
Peace—by its battles told—
Love, by Memorial Mold—
Birds, by the Snow. 

To An Isle In The Water
by William Butler Yeats

SHY one, Shy one,
Shy one of my heart,
She moves in the firelight
pensively apart.
She carries in the dishes,
And lays them in a row.
To an isle in the water
With her would I go.
With catries in the candles,
And lights the curtained room,
Shy in the doorway
And shy in the gloom;
And shy as a rabbit,
Helpful and shy.
To an isle in the water
With her would I fly. 

Please share your new poem using Mr. Linky below and visit others in the spirit of the community—
                (Next week Susan’s Midweek Motif will be ~ Happiness)



  1. Water is precious and there is no doubt about this.
    May all conserve water & use it wisely- that's my wish.
    Great & relevant topic. Loved to write my poem.
    Though World Water Day is celebrated on March 22nd each year, we must all be conscious about water as we use it everyday...

  2. Hello friends, meeting you after a long time. Happy Wednesday :)

  3. Good morning, fellow poets. Water is a wonderful topic......

  4. It may be I have nothing new to say about water--or maybe April used up the poetry in me, but nothing has come. I can't wait to read your poems any longer! Have a great day.

  5. April is come and gone! Thank goodness. I did the 30 in 30...whew! I hope you all have a lovely week and a new appreciation for water. I did a haiku on one of my favorite Japanese words - kisame.

  6. Thanks for a wonderful prompt Sumana - it caught my eye and filled my mind. Perhaps I have gone off on a tangent though...
    Anna :o]

  7. Thank you for your prompt today Sumana

    Hi everyone

    much love

  8. Evening, Poets! Thanks, Sumana, for this inspiring prompt! Happy Wednesday, everybody! :)


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