The poet tells us, in the introduction, that the poems were inspired by the sights she encountered while scuba diving in the Caribbean. I could certainly see myself stretched out on the beach enjoying the images these poems bring to my mind. I hope you enjoy this taste by Kathie Sutherland.
water music burbles over flat stones
paints dry rock with water colour.
sun pours down its drenching heat
on the angel picking pebbles from the stream,
she's wiping satin algae from speckled stones
smoothing the seams of imperfection.
she's piling twigs and shale
constructing new melodies from waterfalls
creating diversions, damming flow.
she's writing original arrangements
creek crescendos, bars built of sand and silt.
hidden in the long grass,
i hear her harmonizing,
wind-reed voice in fullest plainsong,
"minstrel of the Life stream,
pluck water music from your soul,
compose your lover's ballad
a cascade of praise to God."