Water Poems

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The Slave Dealer
by Thomas Pringle

From ocean's wave a Wanderer came,
With visage tanned and dun:
His Mother, when he told his name,
Scarce knew her long-lost son;
So altered was his face and frame
By the ill course he had run.

There was hot fever in his blood,
And dark thoughts in his brain;
And oh! to turn his heart to good

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The Newcomer
by Brian Patten

'There's something new in the river,'
The fish said as it swam.
'It's got no scales, no fins and no gills,
And ignores the impassable dam.'

'There's something new in the trees.'
I heard a bloated thrush sing.
'It's got no beak, no claws, and no feathers,
And not even the ghost of a wing.'


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Green Chile
by Jimmy Santiago Baca

I prefer red chile over my eggs
and potatoes for breakfast.
Red chile ristras decorate my door,
dry on my roof, and hang from eaves.
They lend open-air vegetable stands
historical grandeur, and gently swing
with an air of festive welcome.
I can hear them talking in the wind,
haggard, yellowing, crisp, rasping
tongues of old men, licking the breeze.

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Crazy
by Laxmi Prasad Devkota

1.
Oh yes, friend! I'm crazy-
that's just the way I am.

2.
I see sounds,
I hear sights,
I taste smells,
I touch not heaven but things from the underworld,
things people do not believe exist,

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The Little Old Lady In Lavender Silk
by Dorothy Parker

I was seventy-seven, come August,
I shall shortly be losing my bloom;
I've experienced zephyr and raw gust
And (symbolical) flood and simoom.

When you come to this time of abatement,
To this passing from Summer to Fall,
It is manners to issue a statement
As to what you got out of it all.


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Recent Water Poems
Terraced Iron Mountain
by Ayatullah Nurjati

My neighborhood is flanked by terraced iron mountains
Dark clouds seemed to surround him
The river water is also murky black
They say they are victims of urbanization

A city that always beats 24 hours a day
Its activities have been bound in a labyrinth
Modernity displays the face of emptiness
I, who live there, find it very, very difficult to meet and chat with honesty


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Lago
by Tom Cameron

At the edge of the water
We light a lantern for two
Watch it rise through the night sky
To make friends with all the stars
That's what they call magic

Took a ride through the wild wood
Blind for a while, we got lost
Then emerged after lifetimes
In a land that time forgot

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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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  • 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
  • Dylan Thomas
    Dylan Thomas (21 poems about Water)
    27 October 1914 – 9 November 1953 / Swansea / Wales
  • Pablo Neruda
    Pablo Neruda (18 poems about Water)
    July 12, 1904 / Parral, Chile - September 23, 1973 / Santiago, Chile
  •  Lucretius
    Lucretius (17 poems about Water)
    Character of the Atoms] (99 BC - 55 BC
  • 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
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