Excited to share this beautiful poem Joy is water, a poem by WP blogger sarahsouthwest (uk). Sarah found my request a few days ago after it’d been missed a while ago – thanks for getting in touch Sarah! Her poems can be found online at: fmmewritespoems
Joy is water
words by sarahsouthwest, originally posted here
a poem for NaPoWriMo : a meditation on a powerful emotion
Joy, then, is water –
clear water bubbling like a mountain spring –
water that can’t be carried with you,
freezing changes it, and trapping kills it
Consider the movement of water,
the music of water as it tumbles over rocks,
the coolness of water in the heat and dust,
the way it makes the seed unfurl,
the gift of green.
Joy, then, is water,
drink it deeply,
then move on.
Trusting that there
will be another spring
to drink from.
About the photos: “Chasing Waterfalls” completed in January 2017 at 80 Bond Street, Dunedin Central. “Quick collaboration piece” by Emmanuel Jarus and Caratoes.
Poem by sarahsouthwest, photo by Nigel/edited by Liz; Exploring Colour (2020)