#Water is Life


Eyes of the river–
guard this land, hold and shelter
our roots, seeds, our life

Forgive us these lost minds, blind,
afraid, estranged—bring them home

A tanka for Colleen’s challenge #11, that also incorporates this week’s words from the secret keeper.

The President-elect’s environmental policies are troubling.

Linking in 2020 to Earthweal.  That last sentence proved to be an understatement, to say the least….


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29 responses to “#Water is Life”

  1. Jodi says :

    We must protect. Water is our lifeline.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Dave Whatt says :

    Oh, that’s lovely!…

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Christine Wasnie says :

    Beautiful. I really love this poem.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. D. Wallace Peach says :

    Beautiful. I share your concern about the future of our water.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. memadtwo says :

    Yes. Another wacky choice for a cabinet member–currently being sued by the EPA. . But this is a really lovely collage.


  6. Snehal Kank says :

    Beautifully done 👍🏼 and love the poem too.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Colleen Chesebro says :

    I loved this! Yes, you are correct. The President-Elect’s messages are troubling. Your words are perfect. Well done! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  8. merrildsmith says :

    Beautiful words and collage.
    All of DT’s policies and his cabinet picks are troubling.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Claudia McGill says :

    An incantation or prayer. Beautiful.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Brendan says :

    A cup of clear water from an endangered source, never more so than now. Well done.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Sherry Marr says :

    Beautiful….there are lost minds indeed, doing a lot of damage. I long for leaders who will bring back civility and reason.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. sdtp33 says :

    Lovely poem, it’s a tanka, right? masterful use of the form…JIM

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