Water Poems

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Briefly It Enters, And Briefly Speaks
by Jane Kenyon

I am the blossom pressed in a book,
found again after two hundred years. . . .

I am the maker, the lover, and the keeper. . . .

When the young girl who starves
sits down to a table
she will sit beside me. . . .

I am food on the prisoner's plate. . . .

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The Old Pond
by Matsuo Basho

Following are several translations
of the 'Old Pond' poem, which may be
the most famous of all haiku:

Furuike ya
kawazu tobikomu
mizu no oto

- Basho


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Waterfall
by Lauris Dorothy Edmond

I do not ask for youth, nor for delay
in the rising of time's irreversible river
that takes the jewelled arc of the waterfall
in which I glimpse, minute by glinting minute,
all that I have and all I am always losing
as sunlight lights each drop fast, fast falling.

I do not dream that you, young again,
might come to me darkly in love's green darkness
where the dust of the bracken spices the air

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Can Earth Be Earth?
by Ed Hoffmeister

Can Earth be Earth when all its trees are gone,
And sudsy waters have become unfit,
And poisoned life no longer greets the dawn
With raucous sounds that death has caused to quit?
Will trees no longer wave, with limbs unfurled,
On hapless Earth, that e'er in orbit roams?
Will human ego sacrifice the world
To satiate its lust for pompous homes?
Will distant Space look down on orb that's bald
And ask, "Wise Poet, can you name that sphere?

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Gunga Din
by Rudyard Kipling

You may talk o' gin and beer
When you're quartered safe out 'ere,
An' you're sent to penny-fights an' Aldershot it;
But when it comes to slaughter
You will do your work on water,
An' you'll lick the bloomin' boots of 'im that's got it.
Now in Injia's sunny clime,
Where I used to spend my time
A-servin' of 'Er Majesty the Queen,
Of all them blackfaced crew

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Seashell
by Zemde .

She sells sea shells
By the sea shore
Where the mermaids dance
Behind the green glass door

She shouts she yells
By the sea shore
And the waves, they echo
a resounding roar


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the water in the tap
by swp swp

Walk into the room
hear the drop fall
you look so nice; I look so dull
but people use you as people use me
when I’m stuck with you, I cannot breathe
please go away
you haunt me at night and mock me at day
I can’t get rid of you
Am I hallucinating?
No matter how hard I turn off the tap,

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A Little Drop Of Water
by Ananta Kumar Singh

A little drop of water
Evoke imagine of the creatures
A little drop of water
Refresh trees branches
A little drop of water
The Elegant Beauty of the nature
A little drop of water
Splendour blooms of the flowers
A little drop of water
Express the feelings of the writers

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Push and Pull
by Kyle McAfee

Amidst a clear, warm night
I find myself falling into an ocean
Floating and bearing witness to the relationship
Between the Earth and the Moon.

A rivalry, moreover, a friendship, as old as time:
The moon teasing her older sister
Tugging and poking the Earth’s overflowing bodies of water
And the Earth, pulling back, not allowing the Moon to disturb her slumber.


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Gleaming
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

In the fragrant noonday heat,
Sunshine poured on meadowsweet,
And rivers and lakes sparkled,
All while rose finches warbled,
From azure sky and green trees,
And sunshine burnished cities,
In the fragrant noonday heat.

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  • Rudyard Kipling
    Rudyard Kipling (75 poems about Water)
    30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936 / Bombay
  • William Topaz McGonagall
    William Topaz McGonagall (54 poems about Water)
    1830 - 1902 / Edinburgh / Scotland
  • Henry Wadswor Longfellow
    Henry Wadswor Longfellow (36 poems about Water)
    27 February 1807 – 24 March 1882 / Portland, Maine
  • Henry Lawson
    Henry Lawson (30 poems about Water)
    17 June 1867 – 2 September 1922 / Grenfell, New South Wales
  • Elizabeth Bishop
    Elizabeth Bishop (25 poems about Water)
    8 February 1911 – 6 October 1979 / Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Pablo Neruda
    Pablo Neruda (18 poems about Water)
    July 12, 1904 / Parral, Chile - September 23, 1973 / Santiago, Chile
  •  Lucretius
    Lucretius (17 poems about Water)
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  • Robert Frost
    Robert Frost (15 poems about Water)
    March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963 / San Francisco
  • Li Po
    Li Po (13 poems about Water)
    701-762 / Chu / Kazakhstan
  • Billy Collins
    Billy Collins (12 poems about Water)
    22 March 1941 - / New York City
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