I am …therefore you are!

01 Jul


I pace up, slow and lightly
I pour down as rain
I freeze high and mighty
I thaw through the plains.

I feed the field and crop
I rest fleetingly as dew
I rise up to the treetop
I colour myself for the brew.

I can prance ever so sprightly
I can sit still with disdain
I can tug at your heartstrings achingly
As I course through your veins


In the still of the forests
I can hang on leaf tips
And fall in slow motion
To kiss the green, grassy lips

I can quench and nurture
I can be your refuge
I can be the trickle austere
I can as well be the deluge

The ubiquitious drop
That’s what I am, true!
But you’ll shut your shop
If I vanished or withdrew.

Do not take me for granted
Do not waste wantonly
With me your life started
Don’t write for me an elegy.

I am generous to a fault
But don’t take it too far
Rein your greed in to a halt
Remember, I am…therefore you are!!


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6 responses to “I am …therefore you are!

  1. Jamie Dedes

    August 16, 2013 at 8:26

    An important point, beautifully made with poem and photos. Bravo!

  2. vishalbheeroo

    July 7, 2013 at 8:26

    brilliant poem, ma’am:)

  3. dreamingthruthetwilight

    July 2, 2013 at 8:26

    Thanks Reena.. I love the fact that you read my poems.

  4. P C Jain

    July 1, 2013 at 8:26

    Most beautifully and sensitively written verse on importance of water in life. I am sure U wud also share it with Rajendra ji


    July 1, 2013 at 8:26

    Those photographs add to the poem, somehow bringing a sense of urgency and highlighting the importance and power of THE DROP. Loved reading the poem again.. makes me think and sigh every time.


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