Poetry Sunday: I Flow Like Water

 

I Flow Like Water

 

It starts with a drop falling,

A stream melting down the mountainside.

It bubbles up through rock and crevice.

Moving over, around and with each obstacle encountered on its way.

 

 

Each break and fall brings renewed energy

Moving with grace and determination,

It may ebb but does not cling for long

Coursing forward, onward through darkness and light.

 

 

With breakneck speed it joins itself to the larger body

Into the communal whole it tumbles fearless

Merges to the vastness beyond the separate, singular drop

Becoming something greater, brimming beyond its boundaries into the unified flow.

 

 

©Donna Donabella 2018

 

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I recently have been reading May Sarton’s, Journal of Solitude, and Brené Brown’s, Braving the Wilderness.  Both books have been speaking to me of my path, my inner work.  And this poem was born of that reading and work.  It is how I feel myself evolving.

 

I am joining in with Poets United for their weekly poetry link up for poets who blog.

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I leave you with a few additional words about I Flow Like Water.  I welcome you to download the photo and share it.

All other photos and original content is copyrighted and the sole property of Donna Donabella @ Living From Happiness, 2014-2018.  Any reprints or use of other photos or content is by permission only.

54 Replies to “Poetry Sunday: I Flow Like Water”

  1. Your poem has an additional meaning for me – it describes beautifully the poetry community we are all part of: ‘Becoming something greater, brimming beyond its boundaries into the unified flow’.

  2. The rivers and seas always impress us because like us they are busy all the time trickling, flowing, splashing ,even roaring down mountains or beating against the shore. It not only gives us life in providing drinking water but forms boundaries and passageways for us to travel far far away. What a beautiful poem Donna.

  3. Love this! Especially; Each break and fall brings renewed energy. Moving with grace and determination, it may ebb but does not cling for long
    coursing forward, onward through darkness and light.”

  4. I like the analogy of moving water being like one’s inner growth…….starting with a trickle, then union with the greater body…….the image with poem superimposed is beautiful, Donna.

    1. Sometimes I wonder how poems evolve and this one certainly had a mind of its own….I still almost can’t believe it came through me. I am happy you liked the poem and image Sherry!

  5. Ah, your poem is so very metaphoric. Drops of water joining the ocean. One voice joining many and turning into a chorus and then an uprising. And yes, as Kim says, the poetry community. Journal of Solitude has long been a favorite book. Smiles.

  6. there is something about the flow of water. it is life itself. it mirrors the journey of each of us.
    your poem reminds us of that.

  7. Excellent! It reminded me of the “The Little Prince” by Antoine De Saint-Exupery,,,,
    “How could the drops of water know themselves to be a river? Yet the river flows on.”

  8. Loved this! The first line sets off a mesmerizing cascade of evocative images that, for me, speak – metaphorically – to the process of personal growth and change. A beautifully rendered piece.

  9. With breakneck speed it joins itself to the larger body
    Into the communal whole it tumbles fearless

    Reminiscent of how some die hard personalities become successful with their gung-ho attitudes. Brilliant word-craft Donna!

    Hank

  10. I love this line in Particular “Into the communal whole it tumbles fearless” as you move us from little drop to the expansive whole.

    1. I am so pleased you liked the poem…..it was a spiritual journey and gift, this poem, and what better metaphor to use than water flowing as it too is a gift as you so beautifully have said!

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