Friday, April 16, 2021

Poetry Friday and NPM 2021 - Found Poem 16

Welcome Poetry Friday friends! This year for National Poetry Month I'm writing and sharing found poems, most of which are science- or nature-themed. You can learn more about this form and my plans in this post describing the project. I'm also sharing these found poems as images on my Instagram in case you want to see them all in one place. 

Today's poem comes from pages 4, 8, 26, and 28 of One Well: The Story of Water on Earth, written by Rochelle Strauss and illustrated by Rosemary Woods. 

One Well

all water on Earth
is connected
the water you drink today 
may have
 rained down on the Amazon
  been steam escaping a teapot 
   flowed in an underground river

water has the power to
 sprout a seed
  quench a thirst
   provide a habitat
    generate energy

every splash
means life

Poem ©Tricia Stohr-Hunt, 2021. All rights reserved.

I hope you'll come back tomorrow and see what new poem I've found. Until then, you may want to read previous poems in this series. I'm also sharing these found poems as images on my Instagram in case you want to see them all in one place. 
April 1 - Flotsam
April 2 - A Warm Wind
April 3 - Zentangle Poem
April 4 - Soap Bubbles
April 6 - Mount St. Helens
April 8 - Muir in California
April 9 - Night on the Reef
April 12 - Slow Thoughts
April 13 - Snowflake Bentley 

I do hope you'll take some time to check out all the wonderful poetic things being shared and collected today by Jama Rattigan at Jama's Alphabet Soup. Happy Poetry Friday all!


  1. Lovely - and in my parched State, painful. I always wonder how long we can go on like this...

    1. Oh, I feel your pain, Tanita. We finally had enough to green our paddocks, and fill some dams - but it was so patchy, and other dams are still near-to-empty. It has been dry-ground hard!

      Love your found poem Tricia. Every splash means life.💙 Finding poems is fun!

  2. Wonderful! We used to talk about our water being the same water that dinosaurs drank, waded or swam in. Good facts in your poem. I like the 'teapot steam'.

    1. This is my favorite water fact to share. It is in the book, but the wording overlapped with quench a thirst, so I had to leave it out. It made me rather sad.

  3. Cool poem! Enjoyed learning about another new-to-me book. Great idea for a NPM project. :)

  4. I'm enjoying these, Tricia! I love your last two lines:

    every splash
    means life

    And I'm looking forward to seeing what you'll pick for the next line of the Progressive Poem...

  5. Such a wonderful project, Tricia. I often make note of phrases in books I love, and never thought to weave those from one book together. I'm with Heidi -- "every splash means life" is perfect. -- Christie @