Were I a bird on the wing
I would perform
an aria I would sing
you would marvel
at the tone
on the limb
I perch alone
Were I a fish in a stream
I would dazzle with colors
blue, red, green
against the current
I would go
by the flow
Were I a drop of water in a lake
community we’d make
you and me
flowing toward the sea
“He that commends me to mine own content
Commends me to the thing I cannot get.
I to the world am like a drop of water
That in the ocean seeks another drop,
Who, falling there to find his fellow forth,
Unseen, inquisitive, confounds himself:
So I, to find a mother and a brother,
In quest of them, unhappy, lose myself.”
― William Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors
Today’s prompt at Poet’s United is Unity.
19 thoughts on “A Drop of Water… #poetry #unity”
Nice poem Leslie.
Oh Leslie this is pure perfection! ❤
Loved the last stanza, it goes so well with the quote 😀
Beautifully penned ❤
Lots of love,
this was a poem that was written based on the poem – an exception but a fun way to develop verse.
Beautiful. I loved the flow of the poem 🙂
Love that last stanza and the drop into a lake, one drop in unity, Excellent.
Shakespeare does inspire. Thanks Alan
aah..the all embracing sea…love all the images specially the beautiful ripples…
Thank – you make a beautiful ripple Sumana.
Very beautiful, words and photos……lovely.
Oh, what a beautiful post, quotes, pictures. You have gifted me. Thank you.
Beautiful imagery… and a lovely flow to your words. 🙂
What a fantastic poem! I love, absolutely love, the last stanza. Drop by drop we make the whole. Cheers!
Beautiful images supported by great form – such a great last stanza. How we’d be transformed if the world could see itself in community like this.
Very beautiful, love the last stanza.
Oh, beautiful lines and a very beautiful composition….Leslie. Love it.
What an amazing poem, both beautiful and captivating!!!
Your poem makes me appreciate the ways of nature. We can definitely learn much from the natural world!
Beautiful pictures and words, Leslie.
lovely connection to creation