Water, written by Jacqueline De Notogh at Spillwords.com



written by: Jacqueline De Notogh



A life force for all on earth

Yet not bereft of danger

Oceans waves can damage, rivers can break free

Just as man can both save and destroy life.


Rain like love cleanses

Refreshing the soul of man and beast

Yet like anger it brings floods & torrents

Which sweep everything away indiscriminately.


Shallow waters can be deceptive

Like people who appear calm and inviting

Yet deeper lurk hidden perils

Often found too late to avoid.


Basking in the warmth of tropical rain

We take for granted its presence

Forgetting droughts can disfigure the land

Stopping growth like a soul stunted by ignorance.


We assume earth’s gifts are measureless

Despite a lack of care & appreciation

Just as we assume those we have neglected

Will always be there regardless.


A life force




                             Only the naïve believe earth’s resources are inexhaustible.


Divided from nature we will drown, united with nature we will swim eternally.

Jacqueline De Notogh

Jacqueline De Notogh

I grew up in the UK in a house filled with books and was encouraged to read and write from an early age. My family emigrated to Canada when I was 9 and I have lived in both places at various times since. I later studied Literature & philosphy at University and consider myself very much still a student of those subjects. I aspire to write the way EE Cummigs describes poetry should be written from deep rooted emotion.
Jacqueline De Notogh

Latest posts by Jacqueline De Notogh (see all)

  • AIR - December 20, 2018
  • Water - November 14, 2018
  • Fire - June 18, 2018
Series Navigation<< FireAIR >>
This publication is part 3 of 4 in the series Spirits of Nature