Alice Walker

(9 February 1944 - / Eatonton Georgia)

When You See Water - Poem by Alice Walker

When you see water in a stream
you say: oh, this is stream
water;
When you see water in the river
you say: oh, this is water
of the river;
When you see ocean
water
you say: This is the ocean's
water!
But actually water is always
only itself
and does not belong
to any of these containers
though it creates them.
And so it is with you.


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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 16, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, March 16, 2012


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