Each of us is water Carole Satyamurti
From a mouth of soil among sedge and willowwater calls out on its journeyto all its other selves: follow
follow us from the shallows into the deep. Belowthe surface currents strain their sinewsspilling white foam over stones to follow
the earth vein where it flows,furling and ravelling togetheras stream follows after stream.
Its pulse is the undertow,its pores are the rain,and every drop is dreaming of sky.
by Rebecca Gethin
'River is the Plural of Rain' is copyright © Rebecca Gethin, 2009. It is reprinted from River is the Plural of Rain by permission of Oversteps Books.
Notes from Oversteps:
Rebecca Gethin’s first collection, River is the Plural of Rain,
named after this poem, was published in 2009 by Oversteps Books.
Rebecca lives on Dartmoor in Devon, but also returns frequently to the
mountainous valley in Italy where her ancestors lived. She teaches
poetry at Dartmoor Prison, and has recently published her first novel, Liar Dice. You can find out more about Rebecca Gethin at this link, where you can also read another poem from the collection.
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