we drink because we’re poets has also issued a photo challenge:
Last week we looked at the Chinese element of Fire…this week we will look at Water…not the Chinese element, which I’ll talk about much later, this time I want just Water.
So I would like to humbly submit: water at my house
Like the cross section of a tree,
You can count the rings
On the sides of my water barrel
Down to the rocks at the bottom.
I’m sure the tomatoes won’t mind
A few rose petals in their drink.
She asked why I believed in angels.
I replied, because I’ve seen them.
All the diamonds in the world
Would scare suffice
When what is longed for
Is water and ice.
In the palms of green hands and
May I interest you in a cup of tea?