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The Water Droplet

Cut loose from the rigid regime of a snowflake, I join with a stream, flowing free - oh! just like those sweet dreams that I dreamed when I dwelt in a swamp. Down I romp, with my soulmates bound close to my side, What a ride! Til we joyfully slide, with a whoop and a cry from the roof, and then... Ooph. I collide with an icicle. Please, no, don’t freeze! I cry out - but I freeze.... I sulk. I await my release. But then, as I hang, it occurs to my brooding mind - things could be worse. I’m with friends. I look good. There’s a view, I’ve got nothing important to do, except join in the winter display as a sideshow to snow. And one day, when I’m caged in an aquifer’s pore, or in polar ice - man, what a bore - for millennia, possibly more... I’ll think this was the best day of all - When I hung from the roof looking cool.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 3/20/2018 3:51:00 PM
Well, Nina, if that "droplet" can manage to get from a swamp to an icy rooftop, she deserves to "look cool". Of all things to imagine oneself, this has got to be the most bizarre.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 3/20/2018 3:59:00 PM
In terms of chemistry and hydrology, this may well be a weeee bit fanciful, I’ll give you that Jim!!
Date: 3/20/2018 7:21:00 AM
Oh this is so cute!! I can imagine the little droplet with a face and thoughts xD
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 3/20/2018 1:37:00 PM
Yes it’s true! They all have little faces if you look *very* closely! Thank you for your lovely comment :-)
Date: 3/20/2018 3:53:00 AM
I'm with friends, I look good, there's a view! I laughed so heartily, my stomach hurts. One of my favorites of all time, Nina.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 3/20/2018 1:36:00 PM
Brilliant Caren, I’m so glad you liked it because you inspired it really with your awesome personifications. I was writing about this water droplet and it wasn’t coming accross how I wanted so I thought, why not make like Caren and BE the droplet! X
Date: 3/19/2018 9:50:00 PM
Adorable. Well done, Nina.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 3/20/2018 1:24:00 PM
Thank you Line; I got quite into being a water droplet!
Date: 3/19/2018 6:56:00 PM
what awesome personification Nina and i love the way you've formatted the poem with the words sliding down :-) hugs jan xx
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 3/20/2018 1:22:00 PM
Thank you Jan - I was inspired by all the icicles we saw when I finally got the boys out for a walk yesterday!