H two O

Liquid Wind
 
 
River flowing slow
    Out to where it meets the sea
Peaceful white caps seen
    Belies stirring undertow
    Mixed water vortex spout high
 
We reach for it in all its flavor cold or hot
Savor the steam it is mixed in with___water
Quenches the thirst reinvigorates our souls
 
A suspension of gas prism breaking the colors
Of visible light in short arches in double decks
Hemispheres in rings over cousin vapor clouds
 
A flowing river out from the deep closets of mountains
Cascading down the cliffs creating cave sun curtains
Meandering the valleys nourishing the land its way to sea
 
Compound of one and two atoms seen as dew ice lattices and rains
Blind but felt as sticky shimmer layer on a tropical moist day
Out under the sun hot breezeless morn into shirtless night
 
We reach for it in all its flavor cold or hot
Savor the steam it is mixed in with___ water
Quenches the thirst reinvigorates our souls
 
Purifier of beings opaque in sins universal transparent solvent
In streams rains lakes seas and oceans estuaries and geysers
Air atmosphere clouds mountains volcanoes steam wholesome in us
 
Benevolent substance sustainer of life from reaches far away space
One with the Word shared in the Creation from the first gleam of light
A gas runoff flooded the celestial galaxies filtered into pure azure
 
Hydrate we cleanse we lubricate we cool we boil we temper
Reverse pressure filter purified vital to all forms of life
All manners of life leisure we take sporting all possible way
 
We reach for it in all its flavor cold or hot
Savor the steam it is mixed in with___ water
Quenches the thirst reinvigorates our souls
 
A drop of rain on the windshield hardly noticed
Farther up on the bridge river under calm unusual
Overcast sky way back now suddenly spread black
 
Droplets now two and more and more in foggy gale winds
Missile rain at sharp angle headwinds hitting windshield blades
Running amok water under bridge now roaring rapids downstream
 
Clear as air fluid as wind liquid as bird songs refreshing
Searched with vining rods conveying life’s comforts and pleasures
Can turn into twisted vortices of evil visible destructive haunting
 
We reach for it in all its flavor cold or hot
Savor the steam it is mixed in with___ water
Quenches the thirst reinvigorates our souls
 
Hot once more vapor
    Rises unseen atmosphere
Jelled drizzles light through
    Bows of colors curtain sky
    Birds lullaby setting sun
 
©NDR10.14.2016

A tanka/haiku +14 expanded into unrhymed tercet and ends in the same tanka
format.

Poem is a painting about water - its two faceted form: peaceful on the surface,
reflecting, reflective, refractive, wholesome yet can turn into a deluge
we seek a refuge from.

One of 4-5 classical elements that's fascinated me and started to write
about.

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Robert L. Martin
about 3 years

Hi again Nelson. I think I finally signed Dominic out of facebook, so I think my name will appear this time.

Nelson D Reyes
Nelson D Reyes
about 3 years

All is well...

Thank you for visiting the library.

Dominic Scarlese
about 3 years

I wrote the comment below. I use the computer at the library and Dominic Scalese forgot to log out of facebook, so the computer got me confused with him. I don't have a computer at home.

Dominic Scarlese
about 3 years

Very good construction. Very thought provoking. I love to hear about elements in opposition, peaceful on the surface and a deluge that forces us to seek refuge from.

Nelson D Reyes
Nelson D Reyes
about 3 years

Thanks Dominic...err...Robert. Yes opposites, nature in disguise.

Francis
about 3 years

Water - like everything else is Yin-Yang, a dichotomy. Life-giving shower vs Life-taking flood.

Love it!

Nelson D Reyes
Nelson D Reyes
about 3 years

Thanks Francis. There's more to visible light than meets the eye.

Vic
about 3 years

Beautiful poem. Certainly my favorite of the ones you have written. Images created by your words are outstanding. My favorite - "A flowing river out from the deep closets of mountains"

Right on Brod!

Nelson D Reyes
Nelson D Reyes
about 3 years

Thanks Brod. You can tell that L'il Abner kickapoo kicks in.
No, not really, it's more the caffeine in the espresso. :-))
Thanks for the fave.

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