British Columbia, Canada
"Janet Marie - Critique Message: I can only grow as a writer when I am able to see my words thru another's eyes...Constructive criticism is always welcome."
bklynboy - I am sorry you had such trouble interpreting this piece of beautiful poetry. There is a wonderful site called dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/ that I wish to suggest as a tool to keep open while reading poetry that might get you through exceptional work with more ease. I wouldn't want you to miss out on as to why this piece got so many responses (45 is not at all unusual for this writer.) We grow in our own writing from reading the work from those that use metaphors, and emotions poetically correct, and we should indeed thank them for their efforts. These poets teach us to be better writers ourselves.
Speaking for myself, this piece actually personifies the elements through the words of this author (personify = To think of or represent (an inanimate object or abstraction) as having personality or the qualities, thoughts, or movements of a living.) In other words, she succeeded in bringing to life a simple creek, stream, or flow of water, and connected it to human emotions through a (Poem = Writing that formulates a concentrated imaginative awareness of experience in language chosen and arranged to create a specific emotional response through meaning, sound, and rhythm)
Oh ... I just came back to say thank you for writing this calm and gentle piece of work in the chaos of my day.