Monday, August 24, 2009

Poetically inclined about the pool today

A beauty by Monet. I don't swim with waterlilies. But aren't the colors so inviting?


"Water Therapy"

Four decades may sit on my shoulders,
but my eyes will dive through blue.

The warmest sun freckles my arms,
as I lay back to accept the cool.

Worries evaporate for an ounce of time,
but caution keeps young mermaid close.

A boisterous setting to meditate,
as welcome water filters unease.

Jillian would love that I referred to her as a mermaid :) Can you tell that I'm missing the pool today? Our town pool closed yesterday. Unfortunately, thunder decided to interrupt our pool plans on that last day. After devoting 30 minutes towards sun lotion application on all 6 of us, I wasn't too thrilled to have to turn around right after we parked the minivan. The kids weren't happy either. At least, I'm glad that we did get a lot of pool time in this summer. It was a great sanctuary for me :) I guess cool showers will be my next best substitute.

16 comments:

Becca said...

That stinks that thunder ruined your plans on the last day that pool was opened! I can't believe summer is coming to an end already!

Such beautiful words as always!

~She Poet~ said...

Kelly, this is very beautiful and the title is brilliant. The pool, the ocean, all seem to have a kind of natural therapy, self-medication. Nice choice on the painting. Monet is a great painter. Keep the poetry flowing girl!

Herb of Grace said...

Oh man...you've done me in. I guess we're gonna be at the pool tomorrow... Saturday is our last day before closing!

Kringle said...

The way you write here is so beautiful!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I love your posts and always enjoy my stops at your blog....

T Rex Mom said...

I do love that you referred to your sweet daughter as a mermaid. She would love that!

Creativity!! said...

Mermaid......So Lovely & Beautiful, Kelly Dear :D Awesome Poem Dear :)

Dan Felstead said...

Septembermom...we are coming into your "September" month! Already...as you I miss those Summer days. Great reflection on Summer memories.

Also...I just saw your post on PPP...I have been so busy lately, I haven't stopped by PPP as much as I would like but I love your post:

"Walk me not through that field
of worry, grief, neglect.

Walk me towards that hope
of souls free of fear.

septembermom


I really like the ability to put so much thought in very few words...something I cannot master.

Dan

Don said...

I like the poem. I took the mermaid to be the writer, who is somewhat reluctant to give up all worries, as even the last line seems to support: the unease isn't quite melted away.

Poems are like kids... they take on a life of their own. ;-) (If this poem is still in flux...)

For cohesion... perhaps dismissing the middle two lines of this part:

Worries evaporate for an ounce of time,
but caution keeps young mermaid close.

A boisterous setting to meditate,
as welcome water filters unease.

Yielding:

Worries evaporate for an ounce of time,
as welcome water filters unease.

A closer tie to the theme: "Water Therapy"?

Or you can ignore me completely! ;-)

Wendy said...

loved this poem, one of my favorites because i really can relate! that sucks that you had to go back home after all that!

Randi said...

Water is also so calming to me and I loved this poem, along with the choice of painting to accompany it. Luckily we have one more week at our pool so I think I will take advantage of your experience and try to get one more good dousing in before it closes.

Judith Ellis said...

Very nice, Kelly. Vivid images and storytelling.

Gerri said...

Beautiful. I was just sitting here as the brisk Michigan air comes in my window, "Did I accomplish all of my Summer ideas and thrills?" I thought I had more time. Another lesson learned. :)

Kim said...

What a beautiful poem Kelly! Sorry to hear about your sanctuary closing:( Things have definitely chilled down here as well. It's hard to know how to dress Deaglan in the mornings for daycare.

fullmonte said...

Just got your comment on my blog so stopped by to see what you're blogging about. Found this beautiful poem. It's been years since I've written any poetry but you've inspired me. Maybe I'll try writing a little something again and sharing it with the community... Thanks.

Fullmonte said...

Hi! Me again! In the process of adding a comment to your blog I realised my wordpress id points to an old blog so have just set up a new openid and am testing it out! I'll drop by again soon...