Terence George Craddock (afterglows echoes of starlight)


Water Of Life - Poem by Terence George Craddock (afterglows echoes of starlight)

water flowing
in mountains streams creeks rivers
water trickling
racing to fill ponds lakes oceans

water mist breath allowing
myriad life possibilities
water small droplets sowing
web of life potential diverse forms

without water there would
be no magnificient
earth life lusting swarms

vast planet wide oceans
filling teeming brimming
with species complexities


water vast percentages
of amazing cells
that strata comprise
all living organisms

water sustaining
growth creating
spun life webs
unique ecosystems

food all food
fresh has reserves
of water bound

within water is
our life liquid
requirement most

sustaining nurturing thing

have you not heard
that humans
can go without
food longer

than without
prime life requirement
fresh clean sweet
running water

news flash without
water all life would die
realize without

water we could
not even cry
water an important


part of vibrant
healthy cells
water cool sweet
waits flavours

community wells
water circulates
in myriad plants
to carry distribute

nutrients
water circulates
in people to oxygenate

blood energies
water needed by dependent
earth life cycles


to survive


water
without elixir of life
water earth
will not be alive


Copyright © Terence George Craddock


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Written in February 2014 on the 8.2.2014.
Split image of the poem 'Water Permeates Earth Life Interactions' by Terence George Craddock.

Comments about Water Of Life by Terence George Craddock (afterglows echoes of starlight)

  • Michael Walker Michael Walker (7/5/2016 10:37:00 PM)

    This shows how vital water is to all life on earth. (Report) Reply

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  • Raj Arumugam Raj Arumugam (6/19/2016 1:19:00 AM)

    love this cool and poetic appreciation of H20, Terence... (Report) Reply

  • Howard Savage (6/13/2016 6:40:00 AM)

    This is an edifying poem about the significance of water. Water is symbolic to life, therefore, water is life. Great poem on the reality of reality. (Report) Reply

  • Mihaela Pirjol Mihaela Pirjol (6/8/2016 9:13:00 AM)

    A great poem on Water. The beauty of your words flows serenely in each stanza, with the grace of your pen; and with the same vitality as the water. (Report) Reply

  • Maia Padua Maia Padua (5/11/2016 2:48:00 AM)

    THE TRUTH IS SCREAMING WITHIN YOUR PIECE. WATER IS LIFE.
    And the greatest ARTIST OF EVERYTHING AND EVERY STEWARD IS THE OMNIPOTENT ONE
    Thanks for sharing this significant piece. (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad Akhtar Jawad (3/8/2016 4:28:00 AM)

    No water no life, and probably after war of oil the next war will be fought for water. (Report) Reply

  • Palitha Ranatunge (2/27/2016 8:42:00 PM)

    Nicely done and thank you for sharing. Water,2H: O, well yes, water is an essential part on earth. And also the others etc., Fire as well, Great Prometheus gave it us, according to Greek mythology. (Report) Reply

  • Elena Sandu Elena Sandu (2/25/2016 7:12:00 PM)

    Brilliant penning, water, the core of earth community, yes!
    It makes me wonder...Will we change the way we treat it, will we be aware of how much harm we do with our way of living, will we humans change our life style, or future life have no chance to drink one mouth of fresh clean sweet
    running water, sigh...Thaank you for creating beautiful verses, thank you for making us aware of the most precious thing on earth, water! Lovely tribute! (Report) Reply

  • Howard Savage (2/15/2016 9:22:00 AM)

    Water of life reminds me of the well incident. Good poem Great writing. (Report) Reply

  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (2/2/2016 8:52:00 PM)

    Water-wonderful water. Well said! (Report) Reply

  • Abderrahmane Dakir Abderrahmane Dakir (1/27/2016 7:04:00 AM)

    Thank you to remind us of the secret in this life that we could not survive with it. Thank you for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George Valsa George (12/31/2015 11:27:00 PM)

    Water no doubt is the elixir of life! It sustains the Earth and nourishes all living forms. It harbors a variety of aquatic forms. With out water, Earth will not be livable! A lovely write highlighting the importance of this celestial liquid (Report) Reply

  • Shahin Latif Shahin Latif (12/9/2015 1:42:00 PM)

    Excellent ink! Heartiest thanks to you. (Report) Reply

  • Simone Inez Harriman Simone Inez Harriman (11/11/2015 9:56:00 PM)

    A lovely poem Terrence. Water...so essential to sustaining all life and sadly so taken for granted. A great poem serving as an important reminder of a precious resource. (Report) Reply

  • Melvina Germain Melvina Germain (11/3/2015 5:36:00 PM)

    I bask in all of this as I'm a water baby and begin and end my day with much water. As soon as my eyes open I consume a large glass of lemon water, then I make that trip down the hall and fill my tub almost to the brim for my half hour soak in saltz and baking soda. After I dress I have my cup of tea and water all through the day. Yes we would all die without it and for sure I love the luxury of it as well. Loving your poem Terence..... (Report) Reply

  • Jr Cuyam Jr Cuyam (9/29/2015 12:43:00 AM)

    nice poem and lovely thoughts are flowing. (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (9/22/2015 8:00:00 PM)

    .........wonderful poem and great theme...water is so amazing flowing through plants, animals and humans ★ (Report) Reply

  • Ken E Hall (8/10/2015 6:47:00 AM)

    You just made me thirsty reading this wonderful look at our water system yes it is the giver of our life and we have to look after the sea...Love the start of your water lesson it should be in all schools...well done...regards (Report) Reply

  • Akachukwu Lekwauwa Akachukwu Lekwauwa (5/30/2015 12:21:00 AM)

    You have shed light on the essence of water to life. Nice piece (Report) Reply

  • Roseann Shawiak (4/22/2015 4:37:00 AM)

    Fantastic portrayal of the essence of our lives, water needed to give us everything our bodies and minds desire. It is our life liquid in which we are fulfilled interiorly and physically. Great Write! Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, February 10, 2014

Poem Edited: Monday, February 10, 2014


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