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Wishing Beyond a Dry Well

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Wishing Beyond a Dry Well

He tried to drink from a dry well
His mouth was filled with dust
He searched for her
Longed for her
Why had she gone away
Leaving him with but a memory of her sweetness
Oh how she had nourished him
Washed over him
Sustained him

He thought she was an endless source
Inexhaustible
Refreshing
pure
His sustenance
Her magical waters beyond sweet 

He came to her with his wishes
He spoke them to no others
He dreamed at her edges
Peered into the depths of her
Saw the moons reflection on her surface 
He heard the echo of their tomorrows

Did he demand too much?
Drink too deeply?
Wish with too much intensity?

As he stands there
He starts to cry
Tears falling into her
Flowing like a stream
Intermingling with dust
She is filled once again
There are no words to explain
Her spring releases into his
Her well overflows
A lake appears
Her sweetness mixed with his tears
He thought she had gone away 
Now He can finally see
Joined as one truly free

She was never meant to be contained
Within well walls her heart constrained 
So now they both frolic under open air
The moon and sun horizons to share.




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  1. Date: 11/12/2013 9:30:00 AM
    Rick, thanks for reading my poems. I've missed your visits. This is beyond beautiful. I miss your romantic writes....and your terzanelles....You rock in these two forms, as I told you before, but...you rock any form. Thanks especially for your comment on my poem regarding the troubled mind. It meant a great deal to me. Have a great day! :)

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 11/12/2013 5:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Missed a day but not a poem..... ;-)
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/12/2013 10:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    When I visited yesterday you had not written a poem. I don't believe I have missed a day visiting you have I?
  1. Date: 9/22/2013 6:10:00 AM
    This is such a beautiful poem, traveling love's road from sadness, to tentative hope, to full joy. Love the line "echo of their tomorrows", perfection.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/22/2013 6:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Monterey, you make my day !
  1. Date: 9/19/2013 4:07:00 AM
    I love this one so so much! Such beauty!!! I've missed your poetry...Are you busy? You hardly post one a day now.....Do I have to resort to reading the older ones? I do that at times without posting a comment! It is refreshing to read and it brings me joy! Take care, Richard...Please...try to make time to post...I love your work....

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/19/2013 6:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Good morning, I do my best to post at least one a day. I am heading out to my breakfast meeting so will be back later to check out what you have written today. Have a great day and thanks for this sweet thoughtful note. Hugs Rick.
  1. Date: 9/17/2013 9:58:00 PM
    Very beautiful Richard...they found love, what could be better? Really enjoyed tonight....

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/17/2013 10:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I wasn't sure how I was going to finish this one. I'm glad you like it. Thanks Donna.
  1. Date: 9/15/2013 11:52:00 PM
    Excellent. Sad but said beautifully. Enjoyed. Tfs

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/16/2013 6:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Ravi.
  1. Date: 9/15/2013 8:40:00 PM
    I really enjoyed this one Richard, starting to wonder who of us can get sadder and darker!!! :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/16/2013 6:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ha ha, I like your sense of humor!
  1. Date: 9/15/2013 7:58:00 PM
    It has a mixture of sadness and beauty mixed together I thought it was very moving as a whole picture written in words being very expressive. cheri

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/16/2013 6:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Cheri
  1. Date: 9/15/2013 4:09:00 PM
    This is sad, Richard....very sad....but beautiful in its sadness...Glad it has a happy ending. I like happy endings...Could you check your soup mail?

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/15/2013 5:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I like happy endings too.
  1. Date: 9/15/2013 2:12:00 PM
    YOU DREW IN WORDS A VERY BEAUTIFULLY

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/15/2013 5:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Liam
  1. Date: 9/15/2013 11:25:00 AM
    ' She was never meant to be contained...'.. how fluid can that be and the entire piece comes off like bittersweet melody of contrasting images...clap, calp, rich!..:) huggs

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/15/2013 1:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I humbly thank you Nette.
  1. Date: 9/15/2013 11:13:00 AM
    'he dreamed at her edges " excellent writing , the poets amazing gift of words .

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/15/2013 1:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Yvette.
  1. Date: 9/15/2013 8:52:00 AM
    1st line, 2nd stanza, change "And" to "An". You created this duality of love & a slight uncertainty for that love's meaning & future. "Dry Well"...damn, that in of itself is so layered. Wonderful work!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/15/2013 1:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Drake
  1. Date: 9/15/2013 8:35:00 AM
    Well done Richard,...PD

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 9/15/2013 8:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Linda