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Nature's Gift of Water

By Josie Whitehead

Blue droplets
Blue droplets
Blue droplets
Blue droplets
Natural Waterfall


By Josie Whitehead

Nature's Gift of Water

My arrival is accompanied by the overture of thunder
And by the brightness and lucidity of streaking lightning.
I bring coolness and balm to all living things.

I gently kiss the petals of the rose, drop wet pearls on lilies
And leave the webs of spiders, shimmering in the light.
I bring life-giving refreshment to all that lives.

I dance down the hillsides, bring streamlets to life
And, with joyous rapture, I leap into fast flowing rivers,
Carrying along essential elements for living things.

I flow into taps to both refresh people with good water
And to bathe them in my entirety and sweetness,
Carrying my coolness, balm, refreshment to all.

My farewell is applauded by the blackbird's song.
The sunshine returns to warm the damp earth
And the colourful rainbow celebrates in its freshness.

I am, of course, the wellspring of life and Nature’s gift –
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