water is always more
than itself.  here
where the eye of the mind
opens, if you allow it visions,
this eye will speak symbols
in meaning
that requires no translation
as bones know
this language
the head rejects

water, here
is force,  fate,
unstoppable movement;
we will not name
it death, because
just as I know
dream language
I also know
nothing dies
really.  matter returns
to earth
as we change substance–

we move
we cycle
as water cycles
in three states

we shift, too

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 properties

  1. Leo says:

    Do I detect a hint of transcendalism?

  2. BroadBlogs says:

    Ah, yes. I thought of Emerson, too, who says nature, seen symbolically, holds wisdom.

  3. davidtrudel says:

    Parking lot? I was assuming that you had been down at the creek again. Great writing, as usual Susan.

  4. Love it. The water thing reminds me of a nigerian proverb in pidgin
    “water no get enemy”!

  5. nelle says:

    So true… matter marches on, matter assembles into new shapes.

  6. Deborah Avila says:

    superb insight! a great contrasts!

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