Saturday, July 23, 2011

Waters

If I let my rivers flow
without trying to direct the water
and stopped building dams of complex plans,
would I stop feeling worn away?

If I sat on the shore and did nothing more
than wait,
what would I hear from the ocean?
Where would I be
if I weren't a fool
trying to pull tides like the moon?

15 comments:

ayala said...

Very cool. :)

Cheryl said...

I always chalked it up to my Piscean nature to always be caught between the need to swim against the tide and the desire to drift out to sea. Maybe it is. Or maybe it's a bit like this.

Heaven said...

sometimes, life "rights" or folds in gracefully without our notice.

i have learned the hard way that no matter how much i want something, if its not meant for me, it's not my fate.

mjshorts said...

My first visit to your blog and I thought this poem was great.I often think we spend to much time building plans that we know will never work.
Mike

Sylvia K said...

Mmmmmm we do seem to think alike most of the time! Great poem for the day! Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

hedgewitch said...

Peeling the onion, and a tearless job you make of it. I like the direct voice here, and the structure is a cry that also engages the reader in the puzzle. Excellent piece, MZ.

Stacia said...

Is it even possible to just sit and wait??

Fireblossom said...

Somehow I can't picture you just sitting there. Nope.

Evelyn said...

I like the images on this one.
and love the new header...
sparkly.

haikulovesongs said...

lovely and the ending is killer!

chromapoesy.com said...

This needs to be my mantra. Your apt metaphors speak more clearly to me than affirmations. Thank you for sharing it.

ab said...

Ahh! I like this one. Let me know if you get the answers.

pmlevitt said...

I love this! Letting go of controlling...

Christine said...

This was fantastic, I, am a dam builder, I need to do something about that.

Anonymous said...

"If I sat on the shore and did nothing more
than wait,
what would I hear from the ocean?"

I wish the world would let me spend the rest of my life doing this.

~Shawna