Water Becoming

Water is only change
Still depth in a mountain pool, now a tumble of light and movement
slipping over the granite edge
crashing downward, blown sideways, making its own weather

Water becoming music
A spring seeps from a canyon wall
lilts and trickles, giggling down a hillside
Finding stillness again

Water becoming lupine
begun as February mist and rain
emerges again as amethyst and lapis
Brilliant flower mouths sing praise of spring and sky

Water becoming magic
California deserts laugh in colors
Seeds are born from centuries of silence
to replenish their supply

May 2005

poem written for April Poetry Month
Felton Library
Theme – Water

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