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A Drop of Water

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A Drop of Water

A Drop of Water 
I look up into the deep sky
And the clouds as purple as a bruise 
growl at the dry, crumbling earth
with condescending looks
they know that it yearns for the nourishment they carry 
in their bloated bellies

I inhale the damp air
twirling and grinning 
as if I can see
the hesitant drops
bracing themselves for the free fall

And the first drop hits 
the very tip-top of my nose
I laugh
because I can hear the thirsty soil slurping
up the water in its agitation
to sate its parched throat

The tiger lilies behave a bit more civilly
they sip the refreshment daintily
gathering the gentle drops
in a necklace of crystal beads
ever so prettily
they bask in the warm shower 
savoring the clean liquid flowing through them

Proud pines fill up their wooden mugs 
with the clouds’ precious gift
letting the stream trickle down their sides
but they remain unbending
too full of hubris to admit their gratitude 
though they stare up at the sky with unspoken respect

Me, I just stand perfectly still 
breathing in wet grass and proud pines and refined tiger lilies
feeling the water streak through my hair
and listening raptly to the symphony 
of the tap dancing rain
playing across the weather-beaten pavement 

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  1. Date: 11/21/2012 8:34:00 PM
    C Flowers,, Stopping by to greet you and every other soup poet, with a special thank you comment, during this wonderful Thanksgiving season. Hope you do not mind the time I am taking to express my sincere appreciation for any support you have offered during the years, or time you have been here on the soup. I am deeply thankful and extend to you my best wishes for a happy and healthy Poetic Magical Thanksgiving Day. *Always & Forever, the Poet Destroyer; -*

  1. Date: 5/9/2012 12:47:00 PM
    I am trying to catch up some on my thank you's to all the wonderful poets who have left kind comments on my writings. I thank you so much for your words of kindness Meredith. I enjoyed reading your poetry today and hope you are having a wonderful day. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/29/2012 9:52:00 AM
    Very good imagination in this poem.Enjoyed very much.

  1. Date: 4/17/2012 5:50:00 PM
    I am still enjoyuing the images you gave me with this poem. Thank you.

  1. Date: 2/19/2012 5:02:00 PM
    A beautifully-worded stroll through your mind. Thank you!

  1. Date: 2/17/2012 4:16:00 PM
    This is like a painting on canvas with words. Very well written.

  1. Date: 2/17/2012 3:46:00 PM
    You are up to the sky you to Meredith,lovely poem.Tank you for reading my poem today.- oxox love Anne-Lise