September heights: Divine

willow, forked and young
knows water and bows to it–
all magic is thirst

***my mother and grandmother were good dowsers, or diviners of water.  I never tried, but decided to take an unexpected turn with today’s prompt.

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I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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53 Responses to September heights: Divine

  1. George Ellington says:

    All magic is thirst. I love that!

    • George–thank you! Imagine my smile when I found out today’s prompt was “divine” after I just wrote about the more traditional definition yesterday ;)

      Glad you liked the image–I think it is true, in a sense.

  2. Bruce Ruston says:

    Nice take on the prompt quite enjoying your words today

    • Bruce–thank you–likewise. I looked at that other poem, “Stripping,” and decided to end it with the first stanza. The rest is just me preaching. Like it better that way ;)

  3. Wonderful… Another perceptive and original piece.

  4. Maharukh says:

    the thirst is enigmatic in it!

  5. Pranita says:

    One of your best haiku that touched me susan… It’s beautiful! Really magical! :)
    Cradling star rock in pious palms

  6. Green Speck says:

    Another magical take … wow !!!

  7. poetrydiary says:

    You’ve taken this (challenging) prompt a long way I think – I enjoyed this.

  8. Rhonda says:

    Little tidbit for ya SFAM…my grandfather was a diviner. Yeah, he was a wonder to watch. Love this!

  9. Lovely nature image and emotion in your haiku! :)

  10. Barbara says:

    I enjoyed your take on this prompt. Very well done especially the last line!

  11. Patti says:

    Oh, I love your different take on the prompt! How fascinating that your mother and grandmother were dousers. I bet you can do it too.

  12. elleceef says:

    Great take on today’s prompt. I have diviners in my family too. I love the line “knows water and bends to it” Good write!!!

  13. nelle says:

    Such a fascinating thing!

  14. Dulcina says:

    Bowing to the water to divine, how lovely!
    Curiosity is thirst of knowing, yes. :)

  15. Well written Susan. I love the picture in this one. I onece tried dowsing myself, but … ah it didn’t work out. So I turned to the cards.

  16. odyzz says:

    magnificent … :)

  17. Beautifully original. ‘All magic is thirst.’ That is deep and true.

  18. Jolly says:

    Such a wonderfully different take. All magic is thirst – I kept turning that over n over in my mind …..

  19. unfetteredbs says:

    I really liked your unique take on the word– and loved the piece of “susan history”

    • Oh–thanks, sweetie! All I remember is my mom talking about this and saying all you had to do was walk in a field with that forked twig, feeling thirsty…Sounds a bit too simple for me ;)

  20. ghostom says:

    I’ve always wondered if those divining rods really worked…also supposed that it depended who was doing the divining. Good haiku!

  21. Leo says:

    Maybe you haven’t tried, but it’s in your genes? Atleast the curiosity of it all?

  22. becca givens says:

    Interesting and personal twist … thank you for sharing in your note at the end. Enjoyed!
    September Heights – Mercy and Grace

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