Oh, I’m thinking about jumping into the waterfall from above.

And diving into her churning pool of heartache, called love.

Surging through the cascading rapids, of loves ups and downs.

And settling upon her icy lake, where lovers often drown.

Flowing down the valley river, to where all waterways meet.

And trickling across her plains of pain, under the dampened sheet.

Spreading amongst the delta swamp, both bitter and sweet.

And flooding onto her warm salt flats, discovering the open heat.

Then spilling the water-lilies of love, over the seas so deep.

And joining her ocean of lost love, swimming so replete.

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G'day, and welcome to my blog site. My name is Ivor Steven, I live in Geelong, Australia. I'm an ex-industrial chemist, and a retired plumber, and a former Carer of my wife(Carole), for 30 years, who suffered from severe MS. I Write poetry about those personal thoughts, throughout and beyond my life as a Carer. I've been blogging for over 2 years, and writing poems for 19 years. Of course a lot of my poems are about my favourite subject Carole, but since I've been blogging my writings have become quite varied, humourous, mystical, observational, and even a few monster/horror poems.

8 thoughts on “Waterways”

  1. ohhh, what wonderful pictures, ivor! The comparison of love with a flowing water body is inebriant! Crowded with lyric pictures, it is hard to trust google translation…the last 3 words for example is nearly the opposite. The translation says “swimming so weak”, but “replete” means completely full, not?
    Is it worth to jump in all these “highs” and “deeps” of love? Good hearted, vulnerable, and lovly people think about this question. The dulled rest just jumps in and fights for always swimming on the surface. But in the end, everybody has to die and leave. I´m sure that the person, who was most frightened to jump, will leave most love and memories in the ocean of love.

    Probably with “ocean of lost love” was meant, that this love adventure will fail, and end in tears and pain after some time. So is it worth the risk to end in much more pain, than before? But also here I would say, good hearted, vulnerable, and lovly people have the best requirements to be loved a whole life, because they are more worth to be loved and the partner will recognize this treasure!

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  2. ohhh, o.k….completely different, but I´m happy, that you liked my interpretation aswell. I read it again under some more erotical aspects… but I think I have to overthink this again, because I have no idea…


  3. Reblogged this on Ivor.Plumber/Poet and commented:

    I’m re-posting “Waterways”, It’s one of earliest blogs, and many readers may not have viewed this poem. I enjoyed writing this verse, and the words are open to be interpreted what ever way suits


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