Friday, April 04, 2008

crossed connections----Writers Island



crossed connections convoluted
tumbled in turbine
rolled round and round
water wears it down
by its sheer will, bending it
to do its bidding
perfectly producing electricity

nature does balance out the modern world
both amalgamating smoothly
'rivals' becomes a mere word
for their relationship

16 comments:

Whitesnake said...

Interesting take on the prompt.
Very well done.

anthonynorth said...

Nature and power. Nothing stronger, OR in balance.

Richard said...

If nature and the modern world are the rivals, I think it's about more than a mere word, it's about eco-war.

paisley said...

excellent take on the prompt... i think electricity is the way to go myself...

Angelica said...

I'm also glad I found you.
It's a war that'll never end, man vs. nature. Nice write.

polona said...

it's great when rivals become partners but when man and nature are concerned, this is so raraly the case...

Billy said...

Marvelous sounds here. Great work!

Robin said...

crossed connections convoluted
tumbled in turbine

I like the use of alliteration. Very musical.

Greyscale Territory said...

Loved the souns of the image "tumbled in turbine".

Your poem resonates well!

Jeques said...

This is the kind of rivalry where human would never win. I think we should realize that we need to work WITH Nature and not AGAINST nature because in the end, even winning against it would be our doom.

I wish you well.

~ Jeques

Rambler said...

being at the heart of this water rivalry this comes as a soothing solace

Pauline said...

I wish I could believe that nature and the modern world were as in balance as your words here -

shubd07 said...

Hi Gautami

What an unusual take on "Rivals" !!

Were that Man and Nature were in balance !

tumblewords said...

Ah, if only... Nicely done!

onemorebeliever said...

beautiful blend of water and man... awesome

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