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)

  • Denis Mair (3/5/2017 3:01:00 PM)

    Your song is informed by fluidity of water. By following water we know ourselves to be interwoven with the life of Gaia. Water belongs to the extended body of cosmic man, because it is a nexus for the cosmic blueprint of life. Water outside of the human body is part of life, just as water inside the body is, because circulation marries inside to outside. All the components of life interact in the medium of water. Animate vs. inanimate is an artificial distinction when it comes to water. The constant jostling of water molecules nudges amino acids so they fit into their templates and join as chains. Water is the shepherd of lipids, repelling them so that they join as membranes. Water lets ions form gradients across membranes, then restores equilibrium in electrolytic pulses. Water suspends colloids at the edges of their phase boundary, so they are constantly forming and reforming. Water needs a hump of caloric energy to evaporate; it needs a hump of caloric energy to boil. It stores heat and transmits heat, but as ice it insulates. It has high surface tension but zero viscosity. There is no end of secret things that water does. It is simple in the sense that it is elemental, yet it gives itself to life in a multitude of ways. There is nothing random about the way water is. (Report) Reply

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  • Kathy Van Kurin (3/2/2017 1:45:00 PM)

    Terence George Craddock,
    Your poem, (Water of Life) is a worthwhile theme to ponder. It is good to be thankful for a world which we know is designed so intricately within it's water dependence. Even we ourselves carry water within our every bodily system. Water binds and strengthens us and we know when we are aching for a cool drink of water. Bless you as you share thoughts, dreams, ideas with others and continue to question and think. We are human and that is what we do by design.............................Kathy
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  • Cigeng Zhang (1/24/2017 12:10:00 AM)

    Ode to Water
    Water is the source of all things, the soul of nature.Water is worth the song. (Report) Reply

  • Baharak Barzin (1/13/2017 2:26:00 AM)

    Thank you poet for sharing this lovely poem (Report) Reply

  • Golden Nkemdirim (1/9/2017 6:03:00 AM)

    water is life
    without water we cease to exist. water is the root of all life forms. thank you for this. (Report) Reply

  • Seamus O' Brian (12/11/2016 11:25:00 AM)

    I will steal the word vibrant from your work here to turn it back as a descriptor of the entire work. Your use of staccato, rapid-fire single word imagery creates a humming, living atmosphere for this piece. It feels as alive as the biosphere itself, reflecting and refracting the miracle of this most basic compound at every turn. Yes, indeed, water, a simple yet unimaginably complex compound, the miraculous foundation of life itself.

    A fine work, good poet, and a sublime reminder to let not the extraordinary be lost in the common.
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  • Baharak Barzin (11/12/2016 3:53:00 PM)

    Great connection to the nature of nature and very direct poetry i like it 💐💐💐 (Report) Reply

  • (7/5/2016 10:37:00 PM)

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

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

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

  • (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 (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 (5/11/2016 2:48:00 AM)

    Thanks for sharing this significant piece.
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  • 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

  • (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 (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!
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  • (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 (2/2/2016 8:52:00 PM)

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

  • 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 (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 (12/9/2015 1:42:00 PM)

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

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Poem Submitted: Monday, February 10, 2014

Poem Edited: Monday, February 10, 2014

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