Wednesday, July 17, 2013

All That Is Hidden

Dowsing sketch from www.skepdic.com

As water witch,
my muse holds out the wand
and wanders through my subconscious,
looking for all that is hidden.
When she taps into the Source,
she brings me back
a message.

A dream has died,
been set aside.
There is none other
to replace it.

Witch, what are you trying
to tell me?

Dowsing is described at paranormal.about.com as the art of finding water, hidden treasure or even missing people or objects. Kim's prompt at Verse First is: Water Table, which made me picture dowsing. Kim asks us to tap the water table and see what springs forth-in thirteen lines. 


30 comments:

  1. I love the idea of your muse as a water witch, Sherry.

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  2. Sometimes the answer the water witch brings is simply to WAIT, and another 'spring' will appear!

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  3. Like Mary's comment. I echo!

    Have a good day, mi amiga

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  4. Distressing! Send her back to look again , to look everywhere! Powerful poem about incompleteness!

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  5. A dream has died... none other to replace it... What IS that witch saying?!

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  6. Perhaps with a dream that died there is now space for a new dream to be born!

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  7. interesting thought. sometimes looking for the right word for a poem is like dowsing for water in an arid land. :)

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  8. Really enjoyed this and I agree with Robyn, a dream that died leaves room for a new one.

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  9. Very cool! I've always been fascinated by witching water.

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  10. A piece full of wonder! Thank you Sherry!

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  11. Enjoyable read, Miss Sherry. Maybe she is saying there is more to life than what is seen!

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  12. When you close a window sometimes a door opens. There is always an answer somewhere. Very thought provoking.

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  13. hmmm mysterious and kinda fidgety

    Love it
    Thanks for sharing

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  14. Our well "on the mountain" was found by a dowser. Unfortunately, it was at the bottom of our 6 acre lot, and the house was halfway up the steep hill. If we kids needed water, and the ancestors weren't around with a vehicle, we would take a 1-gallon A&W jug down the switch-back path to the well.
    K

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  15. Everything's about death and rebirth, even our dreams. So it may seem like they've all died, but new ones will be born. You'll see.

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  16. Interesting belief ~ But I would go and find another one (or place) ~

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  17. Really like the idea of muse as dowser, searching for that well of inspiration there in the darkness. Wonderful metaphor, Sherry,

    Elizabeth
    http://soulsmusic.wordpress.com/2013/07/17/grasshopper-dreams-ii/

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  18. I love this one and the question and wonder~
    I think you need to close your eyes and see where you are guided-perhaps you are needed in this place in time for a reason you do not know yet~
    Hang in there!

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  19. It seems,Sherry, that your dream alive - you live your dream, so it is no more a dream,how wonderful is that! Cheers :)

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  20. Ah !wonder!! but well the muse fed you, nervertheless:) Long time! :)

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  22. Did a bit of editing above. Hey! I was first introduced to dowsing and it was NOT considered anything but a natural manner in which to look for water in VT as a child when the family was to dig a well. I remember the huge well digger too. Must have been about 7-8.

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  23. Dowsers, among my favorite in the natural world of wonders.

    Since there are places where multinationals are sucking up our groundwater with plans to sell it back to us in plastic bottles, I find too much truth in this for comfort! Right on, Earth Witch Mama. Amy

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  24. very dreamy as well as intriguing.

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  25. Interesting vision of the Muse! What has welled forth is in fact your deep disappointment. I think this must (unfortunately) be lived, experienced, honoured and expressed before you can go on to find a new dream.

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  26. Thought-provoking, Sherry! Lots of layers here open for interpretation :)

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  27. 'wanders through my subconscious'
    'When she taps into the Source,
    she brings me back a message'
    These words carry tangling thoughts and good memories to my writing persona. A very lovely composition ma'm =)

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  28. Love the idea of a water witch muse...I believe she would come up empty with me at times also

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  29. This is a unique interpretation .... loved it !!!

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