Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Water Come Down

I took a poetry workshop in college and recently found one of the poems I wrote in that class. It was inspired by a song that my sister's voice teacher sang at a recital. I loved the song and wanted to express the feelings it had evoked. So here you go.

Water Come Down

Drunk with summer,
The heart song filled my mind
With memories of dandelions
And carelessly running barefoot.

I ran with the children of the pasture
Where the water flows
I knew their names,
I was their guardian.

They ran to me
With sunlit hair and beaming smiles
And held my hand
While climbing rocks.

They beckoned the water:
Come down
Water come
Water come down.

I kissed their cheeks,
And hugged their necks,
Then sent them home
Before night came.

And alone in the moonlight
I waited until morning
When the children would return
And the water would come down.

I recently found a video of this song and it was the first time I've been able to find it in twenty years. Here is a link to the youtube video if you'd like to hear the song.

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