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A poem about water

I am pleased to share with you this lovely poem by Leonard Desroches about understanding our relationship with water.



her generosity is unbelievable

her beauty remarkable, inimitable, unforgettable


when you touch her

   remember that at too many locations – near and far –

       she has been horrifically abused


she is exceedingly gentle; extremely powerful


Sister Water!


  mirroring Love’s own power and gentleness

  embracing whales and minnows


you and your children run and splash in her

she is there for you so much: drink, swim, bathe, shower, fish, farm, cook, wash, manufacture, construct, travel…


now, the question that changes everything:

do you love her as a sister?

does love actually flow from you to her?


Sister Water