I love water. Do you? Water is a life-giving force; it is the one essential, besides LOVE, that sustains life. Life cannot be sustained without it!
I was in a conversation with a former wrestling student of my husband’s recently and he said he was “Headed back out to sea again. Headed back to Tern and Laysan Islands in the Northern Hawaiian Island chain.” He said, “Hope the seas aren’t as rough this time. I hate paying for meals I can’t keep down…” His image of going to sea was not necessarily a pleasant one. After he returned, he wrote to say he was “back on dry land again.” He lives in the state of Washington. Living here in Montana, I told him he didn’t know what “dry” means. We need rain so badly here! That comment lead to an e-mail exchange of ideas about water. The last of those found our friend writing so poetically that I decided in fact his words are a poem!! I took a few editorial liberties and added a couple of phrases here and there… but mainly, the words below are his! I added a picture of the Gallatin River where my grandchildren and I hiked last summer. Beautiful, powerful water! You never know where your next source of word power will emerge. Read on… and thank you, Peter Martin, for your inspirational message!
The Power of Water
Water is a powerful source of energy.
Whether at the shore or along a river,
it sounds almost mathematical,
and it draws me closer,
nearer to God, my Creator.
I don’t know if it reminds
a person of being in the womb,
or if it is older and much more
in the primal brain centers.
I do know that whether peaceful
or babbling, rumbling or gurgling,
it instantly reminds me of music.
Like bathing the soul in color,
cleansing our senses,
restoring our faith,
giving us strength to continue,
It nurtures our mineral needs
and draws away pain.
is my source of…
How would you complete that sentence?
You, too, are a poet, my friend.
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