Cee’s Fun Foto: Water

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Gives Life

Many hues

Still, moves and falls,

Salt, Fresh, Glacial

crystal clear, turbid too

Ever changing view









About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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14 Responses to Cee’s Fun Foto: Water

  1. Patrizia M. says:

    Molto bella, dona un grande senso di freschezza!!
    Buona giornata, Patrizia


  2. M-R says:

    Damned fine, Irene ! – damned fine …


  3. pike12 says:

    Beautiful …waters (can you say so?)!!! πŸ™‚


  4. Gorgeous – I’d like to jump in!


  5. Cee Neuner says:

    Irene you have some wonderful photos of water. Thanks for playing! πŸ™‚


  6. Great post. πŸ˜€


  7. Charli Mills says:

    Nothing quite like the hues of glacial silts that tint the water. Gorgeous images and poem (I like it’s shape, too).


    • Thanks Charli. I realised after I had published it that the poem isn’t quite right. It’s a form of Haiku (I can’t remember the name) where you start at one syllable, increasing each line by one syllable until you have seven syllables in the middle line (I stopped at six). It had the right shape (which I wanted) but I realised some time later that water has two syllables. But I do like the shape. Cheers Irene


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