Tag Archives: water

Making Cheese

Put some water in a pan
easy when from a tap
yet children carry water along
hot dry roads every day

With 1 litre of whole milk
maybe you get up early to feed the goats
or buy it in a plastic carton on
the way home from the office

bring to the boil and stir
Is that music stirring
Or just too loud?

then boil again
The desert boils, is a
days death to walk

Add the juice of two lemons
Oh to walk the citrus groves
Of old Mdina once more

It will spilt
A transformation of form and substance
The very heart of magic, cooking, poetry

Drain the solids in a cheesecloth
I would drink the whey
others waste it

Press them to firmness
Either that of a ripe peach or
of your lovers kisses

Copyright © 2022 Kim Whysall-Hammond

The thing in the water

Rivers and streams laugh around boulders
tumble down slopes
burble drunkenly against their banks

lie in wait
ready to trip us at fords
pull us under as we swim

You waters with no feeling
have you regrets as you flow past?

In your heart
things you cannot express
deeds you do not enact?

Copyright © 2022 Kim Whysall-Hammond

Water

Splashing as a child in the Channels cold waters
Snorkeling over a Red Sea reef
Tasting the Baltic and finding it sweet
Rather than salt

The glitter path of an Azorean setting sun
North  Sea mists drifting onto land
Winter gales foaming the Cornish sea
Cameos of  a  life on a watery planet

Copyright © 2017 Kim Whysall-Hammond

 

The start of an effort to produce a daily poem to prompts. Lets see how I go!