living water

Divine Waterspout

Vortex colours

Vortex e’er spinning
Energized water of life
Raising me upward

written in response to this week’s weekly haiku poetry prompt challenge at RonovanWrites

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge

Smoothed by Living Water

stones in the stream

As the river smoothed
Five small stones which David chose
To slay Goliath;
So the Spirit disciples
We may slay our own giants

written in response to today’s daily prompt at The Daily Post today’s daily prompt at The Daily Post

Roots Without Water

. . . and I saw a tree sapling, vibrant and verdant; but when I blinked it was transformed into a gnarled and hollow trunk . . .

Deep roots are not enough
Unless they tap Living Water
A tree will dry and die
Standing only as a monument
To what once was before
Then decay, death and entropy
And a return to the dust
Deep roots gain nothing
Without the Water of Life

. . . better the green sapling than the hulking hollow trunk . . .

tree of life Jesus

The River

River Banks

Written following this week’s Daily Post Writing Challenge.

In my dreams, I envision a place
With lush green, steep banks
And the soothing sound of the flow
Of a river

On those banks I see
A great number of trees,
Standing tall to each side
Of the river

The water runs East,
Unerringly to the sea, where
Salt water meets the sweet
Of the river

Fish begin to thrive
Where sweet refreshes salt,
The seas teaming with life
From the river

Fishermen gather there
Casting nets, landing catch,
Bringing in to take home
Back up river

The trees of the banks
Bear fruit of every kind,
To strengthen and nourish;
Their leaves ever green,
To shield and to heal;
Their roots firm and deep,
To secure their foundation;
All fed by the living water,
From the river.

– inspired by Ezekiel 47:6-12

Sky River

Sky River

Rivers in the sky
Flowing all around this world
On gossamer wings
Carrying living water
To mankind’s driest places

‘the clouds pour down their moisture
and abundant showers fall on mankind.’
– Job 36:28

‘Sing to God, sing in praise of his name,
extol him who rides on the clouds;
rejoice before him – his name is the Lord.’
– Psalm 68:4

‘The Lord wraps himself in light as with a garment;
he stretches out the heavens like a tent
and lays the beams of his upper chambers on their waters.
He makes the clouds his chariot
and rides on the wings of the wind.’
– Psalm 104:2-3

‘You heavens above, rain down my righteousness;
let the clouds shower it down.
Let the earth open wide,
let salvation spring up,
let righteousness flourish with it;
I, the Lord, have created it.’
– Isaiah 45:8


The mightiest waterfall,
Flowing floods
Of fresh living water;
It flows unseen,
Beneath the surface,
Through the oceans;

No eye has seen,
No ear has heard
Its waters rushing
From deep unto deep,
Bringing refreshment,
Feeding new life.

It fuels the currents
Of the seas;
Its torrents
Bring purity
To the depths,
And crystal clarity,
Banishing the murk.

‘Deep calls to deep
in the roar of your waterfalls;
all your waves and breakers
have swept over me.’

– Psalm 42:7

Until you see one, it’s hard to imagine the size and power of the world’s most impressive waterfalls. Six million cubic feet of water—enough to fill more than sixty Olympic-sized swimming pools—goes over Niagara Falls, between New York and Canada, every minute. That’s enough to produce four million kilowatts of electricity. But what if no one ever saw it, because it’s miles beneath the North Atlantic Ocean?

Cold water is denser than hot water (its molecules are bouncing around less, so they need less space), so it tends to sink. When cold-water basins pour into slightly warmer ones, their water plunges straight down, just like at Niagara—only slightly slower, much more quietly and almost invisibly, since it all happens underwater.

The world’s largest underwater waterfall, flows down the western side of the Denmark Strait, known as the Denmark Strait cataract.

The amazing thing about the Denmark Strait cataract is that it dwarfs anything you’d see above the waves. Its water drops almost 11,500 feet, more than three times the height of Angel Falls in Venezuela, normally considered Earth’s tallest waterfall. And the amount of water it carries is estimated at 175 million cubic feet of water per second. That’s equivalent to almost two thousand Niagaras at their peak flow.

Underwater Waterfall