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

water circulates
in people to oxygenate

blood energies
water needed by dependent
earth life cycles

to survive

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)

  • Gold Star - 5,027 Points 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

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  • Gold Star - 22,005 Points 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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,382 Points Jr Cuyam (9/29/2015 12:43:00 AM)

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

  • Gold Star - 36,460 Points * 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

  • Gold Star - 5,314 Points 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

  • Silver Star - 3,737 Points Akachukwu Lekwauwa (5/30/2015 12:21:00 AM)

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

  • Gold Star - 54,682 Points 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

  • Gold Star - 13,573 Points Madathil Rajendran Nair (3/13/2015 5:44:00 AM)

    A grand tribute to life's eternal companion - water! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, February 10, 2014

Poem Edited: Monday, February 10, 2014

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