Tuesday, November 07, 2006

The Darker Reaches

What is a well?
A place for water to dwell,
a circle from hell
where fire creeps and groans.

A ring of stone
restraining liquid
in a shape prescribed by masons

when it would rather run free,
falling through dark waves
of its own effervescence,

reaching ever further,
until it outreaches itself.


Blogger Chris Never said...

Wow, I never knew water had such depth and complexity *grin*

Its very well done, I like exploring something so normal and commonplace as a well, and then to attribute thought and life and desire to that which it contains, very cool

4:24 PM  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

I wonder if we ever outreach ourselves... excellent poem!!

4:35 PM  

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