Waterways (Revised)

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

Thinking about jumping into the waterfall from above.
Diving into her churning pool of heartache, called love.
Surging through the cascading rapids, of loves up and downs.
Settling upon her icy lake, where lovers often drown.
Flowing down the valley river, to where all waterways meet.
Trickling across her dry creek-bed, under the dampened sheet.
Spreading amongst the delta swamp, both bitter and sweet.
Flooding onto to her warm salt flats, discovering the open heat.
Spilling the water-lilies of love, over the seas so deep.
Joining her ocean of lost love, caressing her to sleep.

Ivor.Plumber/Poet

Text_Swag_15-06-2017_125618_PMWaterways

Oh, Iโ€™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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Hi, and welcome to my blog site. My name is Ivor Steven, I live in Geelong, Australia. I'm a retired, part-time 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 9 months, and writing poems for nearly 18 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.

38 thoughts on “Waterways (Revised)”

  1. Thanks for re-posting this. I never saw the original blog. I like it. I can interpret it as being like the love I’ve experienced with my wife. I had jumped in feet first, hit some rapids along the way, sank at times, and swam at other times, and watched love change as we got older. It was a wild ride, but it was well worth the trip.

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  2. First time I’ve read it. The process of falling and staying in love beautifully described. Depicts the shallows, depths and feeling of swimming in love perfectly. Love is sometimes indescribable but I think this is one of the best descriptions I’ve read recently.

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  3. Fantastic title! It fits the poem like a glove. Love does feel like waterways, you embark on the journey expecting a smooth ride and get tumbled and dampened and almost drown on the way. Yet you would not have it any other way, even as you look back exhausted by the journey. That is how precious it is. You capture that beautifully โค Thank you for re-sharing!

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  4. First reading for me Ivor. Lots of watery themes for you at the moment – is it raining a lot down under? It is here! Water is the great healer, isn’t it, cleansing and…. and… I feel something poetic coming on…

    We thank you for water
    for the healing power of water
    for tears shed
    for wounds bathed
    for rivers of calm
    for oceans of peace
    for a world overflowing
    with your spirit of love
    creating ripples in all our lives.

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