Unfinished Thoughts on World Water Day

Tumbling Water, Margaret Mair, Original art.

Tumbling Water, Margaret Mair, Original art.

Water ebbs and flows
And falls and sprays and pools,
Whispers along a quiet riverbed,
Slaps against a stoic shore,
Breaks over rocks and sand
In foaming turbulence.
In its bosom
It holds and sustains
Creatures and plants
Some
Too tiny to see
And others
Too large and fearsome
To escape
Our notice.
Falling from fat-bellied clouds
It nudges life
From the thirsty earth.
It covers our planet
In a moving blanket
Of currents and tides,
And pulses through our bodies
With each heartbeat.
It gives us so much,
Drink
And food
And invisible highways
To travel on…
 
 
Written by Margaret Mair
Painting, original art by Margaret Mair
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