Elemental

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And if the
sea did not return
in waves, where
would it go?
into the air as clouds, to
the earth as rivers?

Would it hide
in secret below
ground, or would
it seek out
fire, a meeting destined for
disintegration?

Where is the
final resting place
for this flux
that travels
through us, anchors us to our
deep ancestral wells?

The night sky
moves on the echo
of oceans
shimmering,
a half-remembered dream.  What
can contain the moon?

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Instead of the NaPoWriMo prompt for today, I’ve used Linda Lee Lyberg’s dVerse prompt of water.

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37 responses to “Elemental”

  1. msjadeli says :

    Living water is my thought here as I read your poem ❤

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  2. Charmed Chaos says :

    A wonderful tribute to water! Thanks for joining in the prompt.

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  3. Angela van Son says :

    Those first 4 lines will stay with me!

    Like

  4. Frank Hubeny says :

    Intriguing questions from where do the waves go if they don’t return to what can contain the moon.

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  5. Ennle Madresan says :

    Oh my, I’m stunned…absolutely stunned…talent overflowing.

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  6. Jodi says :

    more questions to ponder… more beauty to enjoy!

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  7. Victoria Stuart says :

    I love the immediacy of opening with a penetrating question. Like a child’s open curiosity which pulls us deeper into philosophical pondering and further questions. Lovely!

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  8. Grace says :

    I love the questions specially this part:

    Where is the
    final resting place
    for this flux
    that travels
    through us, anchors us to our
    deep ancestral wells?

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  9. Jane Dougherty says :

    I love a poem full of waves and water, when it’s as well-written as this.
    One answer, or another piece of the question—the moon is a pearl.

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  10. merrildsmith says :

    I love the questioning and the dreaminess of this–you got in the sea and the moon! I like your watercolor, too.

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  11. Sharon Mann says :

    You keep us wondering and questioning, Kerfe…and it is a good place to be.

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  12. robtkistner says :

    Loved the opening verse, it fully engaged me to read on – glad I did Kerfe! This is well written an a pleasure to read.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. rivrvlogr says :

    Tides within us pulling,
    pulled by,
    the tides around us.

    Giving.

    Taking.

    Never at rest.

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  14. Shuku Li says :

    Oh goodness I love love LOVE this, and I love every single one of the lines, but especially ‘would it seek out fire, a meeting destined for disintegration?’ and the last line, ‘What can contain the moon’. I’m not sure what could contain the moon either, but if we’re talking about water, and the moon is a tear, then perhaps the sky is an eye…

    Funnily enough, today mine has water in it too, except it’s furry rain!

    https://shukuen.blogspot.com/2019/04/glopowrimo-day-10-furriness-of-rain.html

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  15. Betty Hayes Albright says :

    Haunting questions in this beautiful poem. We contain the sea and it once contained us…. I love your artwork as well.

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