Sweet Water: In Praise of Water

In Praise of Water


The colourless fluid

Flows in nature

Water is everywhere

In heavens and on earth

Water can damage in abundance

As well as in absence

One drop counts in the Sahara

One drop on a woman’s hair

Farmers pray for it

Water is in our cells

The base of all life

Precious in its essence

God provides it to all creatures

Some use it as a home

Others pay insurance

To protect themselves from it

A drop in the wrong place can cost money

As it did in my house this morning


Tesfamariam & Bini