Two Elements

The wind collects secrets
soaring by our doors
A river gathers answers
flowing through all time

Secrets travel distances
whispered to the trees
Answers roll with currents
delivered to a waters edge

Distances haunt a man
that knows of  a secret
Currents draw a woman
troubled by a question

A man climbs among the trees
waiting for the words
A woman sits at a waters edge
listening for an answer

The trees are the doors
to all the many secrets
caught amongst the air
blowing in the winds

A waters edge through times
is the keeper of the answers
one with the waters
traveling down rivers

For One Stop Wednesday

20 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. D.S. Lear
    Jul 14, 2010 @ 15:14:49

    What a wonderful journey..nicely written!


  2. dustus
    Jul 14, 2010 @ 15:21:06

    Ah, if the trees and rivers could speak, image the stories they could tell. Great poem. Thanks for participating in One Shot Wednesday!


  3. Tesla wall
    Jul 14, 2010 @ 15:23:24

    wonderful poem. the beginning lines are particularly captivating

    “The wind collects secrets
    soaring by our doors
    A river gathers answers
    flowing through all time”

    I love the cyclic path the secret takes. great verses.


  4. brian
    Jul 14, 2010 @ 15:24:41

    what an interesting verse…was thinking hte man and woman would meet completing the circle of question and answer but i like the way you took it. very post modern feel to this one. nice. thanks for linking up with one shot!


  5. pete marshall
    Jul 14, 2010 @ 15:31:01

    i agree with Tesla..the opening was superb and pulled me in from the start..a lovely poem that has graced our One Shot day…cheers Pete


    • ziibi1
      Jul 15, 2010 @ 03:48:28

      Thank you! I am happy you like the poem. There were strong winds here this morning that inspired me to write of wind. 🙂 I am excited I found One Shoot Wednesday. It shall be fun. River


  6. soulintention: signed .............bkm
    Jul 14, 2010 @ 16:07:51

    Love how you place the values of water on the feminine..complimenting it with nature and the masculine…bkm


  7. Doni Cifra
    Jul 14, 2010 @ 16:40:40

    ziibi… we had a hurricane!!! hahaha

    nice poem, I like its rhythm. i particularly like the image of the man on a tree waiting for the words.


  8. elisabethbee
    Jul 14, 2010 @ 18:07:27

    drawn in by the photo and kept there by your words …

    Elisabeth Bee – a river walker…


  9. buttercup600
    Jul 14, 2010 @ 19:43:30

    What beautiful imagery..the pic compliments your poem so well. Happy day 🙂


  10. joan
    Jul 14, 2010 @ 20:02:46

    Your words are magical — and mystical whispering secrets through nature and describing how men and women are attune differently – very yin and yang. Adored this poem.



  11. Talon
    Jul 14, 2010 @ 23:30:00

    I really enjoyed this poem. The imagery was lovely! I am positive the wind is carrying secrets and I can believe water has the answers. 🙂


  12. ram0singhal
    Jul 15, 2010 @ 00:33:52

    divine……..a creative enlightenment…

    Having no questions is enlightenment,
    having many answers is wisdom ,
    mile to smile,
    mind to no mind………
    river merges into sea.


  13. moondustwriter
    Jul 15, 2010 @ 00:40:30

    wow I feel the current swirling in and around the man and the woman.

    What a beautiful sensory poem.

    Thanks so much for joining us at 1 Shot Wednesday


  14. slpmartin
    Jul 15, 2010 @ 11:40:32

    Wonderful poem…it has such beauty in its lyrical nature and imagery. Kudos!


    • ziibi1
      Jul 15, 2010 @ 11:51:18

      Thank you Charlie. I feel it needs work still or I guess I’m not satisfied yet. lol We are our worse critics.


  15. mairmusic
    Jul 21, 2010 @ 17:59:55

    A beautiful juxtaposition of elements and genders– nicely written!


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