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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Parched Love

The little river by sternenfern @ deviantART


This drought-stricken lover
Craves your cool waters
To refresh my inner desert.
Fling my withered heart
Into your raging river,
Let me drift your currents
Into pools of peaceful bliss.


~~~~~ This poem was inspired by a prompt from Poetry Jam asking for poems about rivers.  This was also posted for the prompt from Poetic Bloomings asking us to take the title of our new poem from a line from another poem posted on their site.  I found my title in “Desert Thirst” by Jlynn Sheridan.  You can read her poem by following the link.

14 comments:

ND Mitchell said...

I like the way you take the water imagery in so many directions here. Nicely done!

Brian Miller said...

nice..what sweet relief as well to find that bliss after such a time of drought....

Mary said...

There are definitely many kinds of drought!

From raging river to peaceful bliss...a wonderful journey for a withered heart.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Love this. "this drought-stricken lover" makes "cool waters" come as such relief.

Peggy said...

Such a sad image--the drought-striken lover. I do hope this heart finds pools of peaceful drifts! Thank for responding to the prompt!

Daydreamertoo said...

Drought striken lover...is such a great line and then finding bliss in peaceful pools.
This is all a lovely read Mary.

daydreamerdreams said...

Quite the tale of love. I love it!

Helen said...

Drought stricken .. your poem resonates deeply .. so many are struggling now.

Sreeja said...

Woww this is great... feeling bliss ed.

Old Ollie said...

really like this one - the images and then ending on bliss - very cool.

Also you are so prolific - well done!

Loredana Donovan said...

Ah yes, love can certainly quench the thirst for closeness and bliss. Great metaphor!

JANU said...

Cool...a different take on the prompt.

flaubert said...

"Into pools of peaceful bliss", that is so beautiful, Mary.

Pamela

turtlememoir said...

oh this is so... gorgeous - & such a unique take on the theme