Water's Rise

Water's Rise

A Poem by Poppy Ruth Silver
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Inspired by the included photo...

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I have always wanted to be a bird...

Tell me 
soft herons
if I may call you such 
what sights you have seen
on your way to that lake
I wonder if monsoon rain
beat heavily upon your broad wings
or the sun scorched your glides 
as you soared toward fresh water
tell me
in your own unique way
how the sunrise glows in India
from here it seems to sear
I miss the home of my soul
have you seen the one who often walks 
where you choose to land and hunt
the one who cherishes the beauty of nature
in sunshine or storm
tell me
soft herons
what sights you have seen
in the land of my dreams
I have always wanted to be a bird
perhaps more so now than ever before
to take flight and never return
to forever dwell 
where the sky seems to burn






Poetry ©2017 PoppySilver
Photo ©2017 Avinash 

© 2017 Poppy Ruth Silver



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Poppy Ruth Silver

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LOVE-LOVE-LOVE!!! This is gracefully stated & beautifully conceived. I love the longing thru-out, as if dripping from your words, wanting to be a bird. The observations are carefully chosen to show a side of this bird life that's nicely uncommon. I've been wanting to write as if a frog lately & your poem helps me formulate my ideas on this! *smile*

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poppy Ruth Silver

2 Months Ago

Thank you lovely...a frog's world, I wonder what that be like...amazing to think on how perception i.. read more



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Delightful. A refreshing read. Although it's a short, themed poem about longing to be a bird, you managed to make it feel broad and open. You transition from different imagery such as a rainy journey to a lake, and the glowing sunrise of India. Much respect. My only critique is this poem seems like it could use another few finishing touches, just to make it flow that much smoother

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poppy Ruth Silver

2 Months Ago

Thank you for your kind thoughts hon, I will revisit at some point but for now, I appreciate your th.. read more
There are beautiful lines in this that come alive. Your skill is always evident with each poem.

Nicely done.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poppy Ruth Silver

2 Months Ago

Relic, I always appreciate your thoughts, thank you :)
Who would think the desire to be a bird would be so eloquently penned and beautifully versed?

Wow, Poppy - this is magnificent! x

Posted 6 Months Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Poppy Ruth Silver

2 Months Ago

Thank you precious soul x
I have never seen such a poem this is a crushing... full support man, keep on writing

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poppy Ruth Silver

2 Months Ago

I really appreciate your thoughts, thank you very much :)
their perspective has to be wonderful...if i weren't so afraid of heights, i'd be a bird, too---

but alas...i would only fly a few feet off the ground and crash into too many things.
maybe that says something about me as a human...wishing i could take chances, but too conservative sometimes?

j.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Poppy Ruth Silver

2 Months Ago

Ah, sometimes we just have to think bugger it to the crashing and fly no matter what lol Thanks Jaco.. read more
My sky burns when I unfurl my dreams in the shapes of bird-wings... I cherished every thought-out line, Silver... Hauntingly penned...

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poppy Ruth Silver

2 Months Ago

Silente, thank you very much :)
oh if only we could fly ... :))) your poem creates a serene uplifting dreamscape for me ... when i first looked at the pic i did not see it as realism ..the flora and cranes escaped me ..i was simply so impressed with its depth .. then the scene just sort of slowly came to view ... nice pic .. fine accompaniment for your dreamy poem ... are you from India?
E.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poppy Ruth Silver

2 Months Ago

E, I am not but feel my soul is :) Thank you very much for your lovely thoughts, always appreciated .. read more
Very evocative. Nicely done. I like the return to 'Tell me'. The idea of talking to birds that can cover vast distances when we are chained to the ground, that they can see places we loved. Nice work.

Regards
Nigel

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poppy Ruth Silver

2 Months Ago

Nigel, thank you very much :)
Ah loved this, Herons such pre-historic looking birds but beautiful and sensitive I think - my Dad always wanted to be a bird to escape the agony of his illness - great work loved this :)

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poppy Ruth Silver

2 Months Ago

Thank you very much hon :)
Amazing use of thoughts and wonder. I liked the want to be a bird. Open sky and able to fly away at-will. Thank you Poppy for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poppy Ruth Silver

2 Months Ago

Coyote, thank you hon :)
Coyote Poetry

2 Months Ago

You are welcome dear Poppy.

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Poppy Ruth Silver
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Merry Meet all, welcome to my page. I write mainly poetry but I also write stream of thought prose. I also create spoken word poetry and have a couple of novels on the go (dust covered albeit;) My .. more..

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