Words in the water – poem for dVerse

Oh, my map-backed love,
I will read your histories
with my blind fingers –
the great continents,
tide-looped,
the wide oceans,
where the whale-weed swirls,
fish-silvered.
I am the black she-bird,
spread-winged, waiting,
droplets of fire, sun-caught,
half at home on land,
half lost at sea,
crossing the elements,
dust-tongued with love,
my water-spoken words,
caught for a moment
as they fall.

A second poem inspired by Dylan Thomas, the Welsh word wizard. Thank you to Laura at dVerse for this beautiful prompt.

14 thoughts on “Words in the water – poem for dVerse

  1. Like many of the others, I was hooked by /I am the black she-bird, spread-winged, waiting/. This struck me as erotic and sensual.

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