Into the black water

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Into the black water I buried the past
as ripples linger and die away on the
surface.

It’s invisible this feeling of relief and
pain, in the reflection of the water, I
learn how nothing remains constant
except change.

The sound of a nightjar singing is all
I hear, apart from moon that hourly
whispers and veils my tears.

I, sometimes wonder whether water,
has power to carry away unattained
desires and whims?

In the silhouette of emboldened trees
I held hands with understanding, as
morning awoke to greet a starry sky,
into the black water I buried the past.

 

Photo credits: Pinterest

Posted for ‘Sanaa’s Challenge’ @ Real Toads

& Posted on “Open Link Night” @ dVerse Pub

56 thoughts on “Into the black water

  1. Old Egg says:

    How easilly the reader can imagine the scene as the past disappointments are finally buried and the narrator can start their life again anew.as the water swallows their sadness.

  2. gillena says:

    “I, sometimes wonder whether water,
    has power to carry away unattained
    desires and whims?”

    There is always so much still for us to understand

    much love…

  3. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    Impressive how you use the black water and the image of the night as a way to tell (or rather not tell) of sorrows in the past-

  4. Raivenne says:

    “I, sometimes wonder whether water,
    has power to carry away unattained
    desires and whims?”

    I’ve asked this in the cleansing power of tears; your black the assemblage these over time. The imagery is poignant, beautiful.

  5. kaykuala says:

    I held hands with understanding, as
    morning awoke to greet a starry sky,
    into the black water I buried the past.

    One way to do it is just forget the past and to move on.

    Hank

  6. Mother Wintermoon says:

    Spectacular and deeply meaningful from first verse to last! The last verse “holding hands with understanding” and burying the past, wraps it all up and brings it home. Powerful message!

  7. Jim says:

    Wouldn’t it be wonderful, Sanaa, if we really could be rid of those old memories, that bad ones? But yes, we can sometimes put them on the back burner of our minds. Try to leave then, don’t bring them to the forefront. This was a nice, light and wishful read for me.
    ..

  8. grapeling says:

    in the US, there was a private mercenary firm called Blackwater, later Xie, whose founder’s sister is now the secretary of education.

    they buried many people, all hush hush – an odd irony, given the tone of this moody pen ~

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