Friday, March 17, 2017

WATER-LILY



Water-Lily
by
John Chipman Farrar

I'd like to be a water-lily sleeping on the river,
When solemn rushes whisper, and funny ripples quiver.
All day I'd watch the blue sky, all night I'd watch the black,
Floating in the soft waves, dreaming on my back,
And when I'd tired of dreaming, I'd call a passing fish,
"I want to find the sea!" I'd shout, "Come! You can grant my wish!"

He'd bite me from my moorings, and softly I would slip
To the center of the river like an ocean-going ship.
The waves would laugh upon me.  The wind would blow me fast,
And oh, what shores and wonders would greet me as I passed.
Yes, if I were a water-lily, I'd sail to sea in state,
A green frog for my captain, and a dragon-fly for my mate!



24 comments:

  1. I love water-lilies....such a fun poem! A very pretty photo, too. Thank you for your kind visit regarding our pup. <3 x Karen

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    1. Thank you Beatrice, and I still send my hugs over Peanut's passing.

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  2. I LOVE water lilies and I love the vision this poem gives me.

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  3. Such a gorgeous photo and cute poem. Wishing you a delightful weekend.

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    1. Thank you Mildred and I would like to wish you an equally delightful weekend :)

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  4. Love it. That's my kind of poetry.

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  5. what a cool poem.. and a beautiful water lily...

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    1. Thank you Sandra, I still remember the day I took it. A hot summer day, look forward to that again :)

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  6. Wonderful sentiment and poem. I've always loved waterlilies.

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    1. Hi Maria, thank you. Waterlilies are among my favorites. I tried to visit your blog but I see it is open to invited readers only. Would love to visit you if you are accepting new readers. Enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

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  7. A good poem choice, and terrific shot!

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  8. Beautiful and much needed post, Denise. Thank you so much for sharing.

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    1. You are very welcome Linda, so happy you enjoyed it.

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  9. Hello Denise! I'm trying to visit everyone of my followers, but it is taking me such a long time,...but I'm glad I visited today and read the beautiful poem, and saw the Water Lily image, which has a dream-like quality about it. Enjoy your weekend!:)

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    1. Thank you Breathtaking, it's hard to keep up visiting sometimes. I know we have all been there. Enjoy your weekend also :)

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  10. Wonderful the picture and the words!
    Have a nice Weekend
    Elke

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    1. Thank you Elke and I wish you also a nice weekend :)

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  11. Fun poem and pretty shimmering shot to go with it.

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  12. Hi Denise, wonderful words and love the Waterlilies. All the best John

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    1. Thank you John, all the best to you also:)

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