Sunday, April 12, 2009

live water .osi

' rain '

beads of honest labour
the poor man's shining pearls
trickle down to the earth
to join a cloud some day

hanging in the darkness
the heat of frozen tears
like drops of molten wax
clinging to a candle

but written in sparkles
the dew is a language
the words that flowers speak
to say they are in love

so hear the live water
its raining cats and dogs
meows and happy barks
of life's pitter patter

this sweat that dew that tear ..

/original/z.g.

16 comments:

  1. That toil is so important. Marvellous words.

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  2. Wow, this was beautiful...such imagery and meaning behind the words. Thank you!

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  3. what a fabulous and original take on the prompt. We give back our water in so many ways. I particularly like the verse:
    "hanging in the darkness/the heat of frozen tears/like drops of molten wax/clinging to a candle"

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  4. Ah, yes, zoya!

    All of it flowing from some strange aquaduct that is the heart of the universe.

    Many thanks--

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  5. "this sweat that dew or tears" all becomes rain
    the cycle of water. the language of love
    thank you!

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  6. Stunning piece. The imagery is wonderful.

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  7. Such beautiful ideas - 'beads of honest labour/the poor man's shining pearls'' and 'dew is a language/the words that flowers speak/to say they are in love' - water is wonderful stuff. Yes, stunning.

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  8. very touching... the beauty of giving and toil captured in a kitty's meow or a barking dog...

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  9. written in sparkles
    dew is the language
    flowers speak

    beautiful images, & interpretation!

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  10. beads of honest labour... what a simple yet romantic way to think of sweat. Loved this piece!

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  11. it's raining cats and dogs - live water. This made me glee-laugh, a great way to start the working day.

    Thank you!

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  12. your imagination is so bright!

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  13. Everything I want to say, has already been said. I always enjoy your poetry.

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..namastey!~