Friday, September 11, 2015

Poetry Friday -- Parched


Flickr Creative Commons Photo by Nic McPhee

PARCHED

It's not that the well
of creativity has
run dry

it's that those lovely
crystal spring-fed waters have
been channelized.

Groundwater runs deep.
And aquifers can be
recharged.

©Mary Lee Hahn, 2015



Robyn has the Poetry Friday roundup today at Life on the Deckle Edge.


18 comments:

  1. So so true... Mary Lee, I wish you cool sips of water, from the deep depths and from the channels you work in and teach from each day. Big hug and way to write through it. Such an important reminder... xo

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  2. Groundwater does run deep and when those waters find a crack they'll come through. Have a relaxing weekend, my friend.

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  3. Perhaps Poetry Friday will help open that faucet just a little bit more.

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  4. May inspiration strike you today and all weekend long!

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  5. Thank you for this inspiration today!

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  6. True words. Time to prime the pump and get ready for what's on the way!

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  7. Happy that the way you wrote gives one way through to the moisture, Mary Lee. I think I'll post this nearby to give me a boost when needed.

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  8. Yes, those crystal waters will go where they may.

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  9. Those "lovely/crystal spring-fed waters" can be fickle, can't they? You've written beautifully about a frustration we've all faced. Here's to recharging!

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  10. I can relate to parched and channelized periods. Don't prod and dig, just rest, and let the ground water emerge on its own.

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  11. Totally agree! All my creative waters (not to mention my energy) are being funneled into getting the school year up and running. Blogging? Writing? Ummm, not so much! Here's to those springs flowing again really soon!

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  12. A great poem for those dry times and a wonderful reminder that recharging can and will happen. Blessings for a restful weekend.

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  13. Oh wow do I know that parched feeling! Love how your poem ends with the hope/trust/belief in the eventual recharge. Yes! It's coming. xo

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  14. Yep, that recharge is bubbling up!
    Thanks for sharing, Mary Lee.

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  15. A poem overflowing with hope despite a temporary drought. This poem shows the depth of your well, Mary Lee. Lovely. =)

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  16. Methinks you may have tapped into the depths with this one, Mary Lee.

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  17. Thank you, everyone, for the kind words and encouragement. You have helped more than you can ever know.

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