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Of Water and Earth

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Of Water and Earth

He’s water, my opposite; I’m solid

earth.  He cries a river more than I,

wetting my ground with his tears. We

might become a swamp and sink

in our own mire. . . Or we 

can mold ourselves like

clay, and in so

doing, be

something

grand.

(One of my unposted oldies from 2007)
NOTE: I am Virgo/with Moon in Taurus (Earth Signs). Joe is Cancer 
with Moon in Scorpio (a complete water baby). I always knew we were
 complete opposites, but when I learned about our Zodiac readings, I thought
 "This is ridiculous!!!"

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  1. Date: 6/8/2014 2:59:00 AM
    :D wow!! opposite attracts.. how you complement and entangle with those opposing attributes are testimonies of the strong love binding you both.. :)

  1. Date: 3/29/2014 10:27:00 AM
    You did and awesome job on this poem Andrea. They say opposites attract so that is why we are with the guys we are with.LOL love phyl

  1. Date: 2/15/2014 2:41:00 PM
    Just catching up on some things I missed. I enjoy all of your poems Andrea. it's such a great outlet. May God continue to strengthen your clay so as to one day stand among the strongest of stone. God Bless.

  1. Date: 1/21/2014 7:30:00 PM
    Reminds me of what the late Rodney Dangerfield said in the movie "Back to School". He said, "She was a water sign, I was an earth sign. Together, we made mud." Good write as usual, Andrea.

  1. Date: 1/16/2014 10:47:00 PM
    I read this as a personification but see is more of a metaphor. Well done.

  1. Date: 1/15/2014 10:22:00 AM
    Well then you compliment each other in ways that only opposites can. I'm a capricorn?..I guess. Of course, nature intended for be to be...whatever the next one is, but my mom drank castor oil to get my big butt outta there...haha

  1. Date: 1/14/2014 7:30:00 AM
    Love it! So positive in the notion that love prevails when we decide to accept differences and absorb them.

  1. Date: 1/12/2014 3:49:00 PM
    ohh dear andie, such a sentimental write!.. cancer is the polatiry of earth signs but in my studies, you are compatible in a way since he helps resolves your unmet desires!. thanks for my spot on your contest and moreso, your warm birthday tidings.. what a day this is for me.. huggs

  1. Date: 1/12/2014 3:33:00 PM
    love the positive ending of this one, my friend

  1. Date: 1/12/2014 2:44:00 PM
    God puts opposites together to learn from each other and to help build up that person where there is weakness..We are suppose to do that in a very loving and supportive way which is very hard for most couples..Enjoyed reading your work about the signs and what they mean to you in your relationship...Thanks for all the visits ..I have no idea why the Red Cardinal male was shewing all the other birds off which it seemed to me he was doing just so that Nuthatcher could eat..Sara

    Kendrick Avatar Sara Kendrick
    Date: 1/12/2014 2:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Maybe he was shooing them off so he could eat and the Nuthatcher found just the right moment to fly in ther and get that one seed to eat...You know they get one seed go to a tree and get it out of its shell and then eat the inside..Sara
  1. Date: 1/12/2014 1:40:00 PM
    Nice write on two soul joining together as one being, love how you've natural properties in your poem. thank you for your comments on black. cheri

  1. Date: 1/12/2014 9:46:00 AM
    I tried to think of some smart remark, but this is far better than anything I could come up with. Wonderful write. Love, daver

  1. Date: 1/11/2014 6:42:00 PM
    Yeh! Together you make mud. :) If we didn't know how wonderful your relationship is, We'd probably tell you to pack it in. :) Have a filthy lovely day. :) And as always. Peace.

    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich
    Date: 1/12/2014 9:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    who said it was wonderful? hahaha
  1. Date: 1/11/2014 4:46:00 PM
    Hey i remember that time when we were into those zodiacs... I like how you did this one and put in the option of turning it around and mold yourselves as clay. That must be kinda freaky, finding about your zodiacs, freaky yet cool. Beautiful optimism there in the last part...it's been so long since i last read an etheree... So happy to read this, sweetie. Owe you a bunch of email, have a full day ahead, hopefully nxt week!

  1. Date: 1/11/2014 3:48:00 PM
    Hi Andrea; This is so short and so nice. I like it. I guess we all have our good qualities, I am from March. Sorry I am not around much. I just got out of the hospital again..... Lucilla

  1. Date: 1/11/2014 7:58:00 AM
    I am a Virgo as well, born September 8th.

  1. Date: 1/10/2014 9:47:00 PM
    Water and Earth can go very well together, both like peace. My wife and myself are water and fire. This takes some working on. Great poem, My friend....peter

  1. Date: 1/10/2014 4:48:00 PM
    This is so nicely done, and with the syllable count. The chemistry between water and earth must touch all facets(faucets?) of life.

  1. Date: 1/10/2014 11:43:00 AM
    Hi Andrea, I really like this one. You show perfectly how two separate things such as water and earth could not be any farther apart than they are. But when you mix them together and they become one. You create something totally new. I loved it....Hugs....Roger

  1. Date: 1/10/2014 9:37:00 AM
    This poem is intriguing since you work in astrological information. Is it "concrete poetry. I think that "concrete" poetry is the same as "shape" poetry. The question is does the shape have to be of something recognizable. Keep it up! Peace & Love Matthew Anish

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