Love & H2O

Love & H2O

A Poem by Ellen Hammond

 

 

 


 

Love resembles H2O,

As its patient ebb and flow,

Smooths a jagged heart of stone.

Inner beauty thus is shown.

 

Inner beauty, in its turn

Incites passion's sultry burn

Love and lust commingled, rise

Vapor forms before our eyes

 

Vapor raptured, unaware

The onset of Arctic air

Erose edges once more form

From thick ice of wintry storm

 

Ice-packed heart is numbed to pain

'Til warm waters stream again

When embraced by H2O

Beware of the undertow


© 2017 Ellen Hammond



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This was wonderful and witty, I love it! It has a hint of humor mixed in with the seriousness of the subject. I always have great admiration for that. It reminds of life because some great wit once said God is the greatest comedian of all playing to an audience who are afraid to laugh. I do hope that poor heart thaws out again! Who knows? Maybe it will be warm enough to break the ice! lol

Posted 8 Years Ago


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Beautifully expressed and very nicely written. Nice work!

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ellen Hammond

3 Years Ago

Thank you.
Beautiful

Posted 4 Years Ago


Fabulous work! Your rhythm, your rhyme, and the whole essence of love being this powerfully restoring thing to the heart.....almost making it come alive......
It's lovely.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Very lovely piece.
Amazed by the skillful use of scientific symbol for water

Posted 5 Years Ago


I live by the sea...I LOVE the sea...the sea loves me....it has all become clear....This was a great analogy and one that I have never thought of...Terrific poem..I envy you your talent, I can only really do stuff for kids and this would be beyond me...

Posted 5 Years Ago


Did you ever read the material safety data sheet (MSDS) for water? It;s an acid, a base, a corrosive, a strong solvent, and has several different ways it can conceivably kill you. Yet, without it, we die; and it is the universal symbol for emotion and change in our dreams. Love's kind of like that, isn't it?

Posted 6 Years Ago


Every heart of stone may be heated ... beautiful work

Posted 7 Years Ago


flowy and blue and love filled.I adore this comparison of love and water.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Beautiful, simply beautiful. The flow, the imagery, the masterful language, it's all just beautiful. A wonderful write!

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Ellen Hammond
Ellen Hammond

Saint John, N.B., Bay of Fundy , Canada



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