“Underwater You Are” by Faith S.


Underwater You Are. I like how the leaves look

like they’re waving at me. The water birds are gripping

each other like a family. The flowers are growing,


growing into a beautiful lovely flower. How much I wish

to be as pink as you are. The birds are flying higher and higher,

flying wherever they want to go.


Fly, fly away, but please come back, I will miss you.

Bloom, my big and beautiful flower.

Underwater You Are.


This ekphrastic poem by Faith was inspired by Philip Hanson’s painting Poem without Words: Blue Swallows.



Above: Poem without Words: Blue Swallows (2007) by Philip Hanson. Credit: Corbett vs. Dempsey.