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 14 Years Ago

5 of 5 people found this review constructive.


Beautifully expressed and very nicely written. Nice work!

Posted 10 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ellen Hammond

10 Years Ago

Thank you.

Posted 11 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 11 Years Ago

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

Posted 11 Years Ago

I live by the sea...I LOVE the sea...the sea loves 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 11 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 13 Years Ago

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

Posted 13 Years Ago

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

Posted 14 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 14 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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46 Reviews
Shelved in 4 Libraries
Added on October 22, 2009
Last Updated on September 14, 2017


Ellen Hammond
Ellen Hammond

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



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