When You See Water

When you see water in a stream
you say: oh, this is stream
water;
When you see water in the river
you say: oh, this is water
of the river;
When you see ocean
water
you say: This is the ocean's
water!
But actually water is always
only itself
and does not belong
to any of these containers
though it creates them.
And so it is with you.

by Alice Walker

Comments (5)

The moon, above the sea is touching my eyes softly with the sweetest song, my heart has ever heard. Beauty and lyrical heart of a poet have fused into a single entity- this poem. Thanks Poet for the sharing. 10+++++
beautiful moments caught in words beautifully. very nice poem
Gorgeous write, gorgeous paint and wonderful feeling...i feel as i stay near to the beach and experience this, but well it just me reading on my screen hahahaha..very nice write dear!
There is beautiful reflection of moon in sea. This is softly catching eyes. Sweet moon sings with beautiful voice. An interesting sharing is done here.10
with the sweetest song, my heart has ever heard. Beautiful expression, thanks for sharing