Water ~ Element (dverse poets)


Prompt:  to pick an element and write a poem inspired by it. 

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Craving water cool and trickling

Fall free, fountain, deliver me

Fiery heat, summer nausea

Let me gulp, swallow, refreshed be…

Mind’s eye sees waterfall cascading

Like bridal veil or hard rain teeming

Swirly rivulets on windowpane

Rivers running clear, cold, swift

Simple cup… I won’t let drop drip

Perhaps will spill on fevered skin

Stinging-hot with syrupy sweat…

Brain near fried, hallucinates

Great storm clouds tearing open

To restore this Summer’s theft

And I… I sit crouched over

Puddle (that is not real)

Hoard small palmful

Of tepid drink poured

From fine crystal goblet

Shimmering so near…

For, surely half-crazed now

I squint at oasis, rippling mirage

‘Mid horizon’s orange flame

Recall song ’bout a wishing well—

Lord, carry me to the well

That won’t ever run dry:

You are Living Water

The Fountain of Life

And River of Delights♥

©Leyde Ryan, 2022 ~ All rights reserved.

“They shall be inebriated with the plenty of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the torrent of thy pleasure.  For with thee is the fountain of life; and in thy light we shall see light.”  Psalm 36:8-9, Douay-Rheims Bible

“How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! They drink their fill of the abundance of Your house; And You allow them to drink from the river of Your delights.  For with You is the fountain of life [the fountain of life-giving water]”  Psalm 36:7-9, Amplified Bible

” Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink.” John 7:37, New Internat’l Version

Jesus replied to them, “… The one who…believes in Me [as Savior] will never be thirsty…” John 6:35, AMP

If Ever Blue

Photo credit Darrell Whiley

If ever blue

Would stir, sway

Call heart away

It would be you…who

Within froth prismatic

Makes soul ecstatic…

Eyes blind to city

Though backdrop’s pretty

I breathe air, lose care

Embrace primal sound

Of water’s movement

Childlike amusement

In dizzying surround…

Let it take me

To far other place

And find your face

Young once more…where

Love’s dreams restore


©Leyde Ryan, 2022 ~ All rights reserved.