stones and water

everything here
is stone & water; the slow moulding
of glacier leavings
by centuries of water
wearing its path

there is life
flickering alongside & through
this unhurried, subtle grind;
evident in fossils
& water spiders that skate
on surface tension,
skim over crayfish & tadpoles,
silver, flashing clouds of minnows
& brook trout

we too are all witnesses
& participants,
me, on the bank
floating my legs in the currents
as I write
on the fringe of the equation
as my children splash within it

all our atoms involved
& some dissipate
in silent, pleasurable
erosion.

About Susan L Daniels

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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14 Responses to stones and water

  1. BroadBlogs says:

    Love your poetry! Thanks for the blog.

  2. Kyle says:

    wow – i love this

  3. camc1105 says:

    This is great. I’m glad I stumbled upon your blog. I look forward to reading more from you.

  4. Rhonda says:

    susan, beautiful. I’ve seen glaciers in alaska and this resonates a trueness!

  5. doncarroll says:

    this is a very nice take from your creek. as to the development over time, it is certainly something to marvel at. legs floating in currents while you are writing is a great image.

  6. simply stunning – and so calming – and one can feel your joy of being out and enjoying the best of nice early summer? day, legs in water, carefree, chilling out and writing beautiful poetry! and such power to describe – stanza 2 is great – and also conveys your marvel at the beauty of nature, something we often fail to notice or take for granted.

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