Wednesday, July 18, 2007

One Deep Breath: Bodies of Water


Snake River, Hagerman Valley, Idaho
July 2007

river water flows
arid desert life blood
next fighting ground

Lots of talk of water restriction for the farmers in Idaho when visiting there a few weeks ago. There was a threat of turning off the water, ruining many crops. A tug of war exists between those with long standing water rights and those wanting to use more water for irrigation than there exists in the aquifer.
Just before leaving the state said they would not turn off the water.

Cool off. dip into the water haiku. Visit One Deep Breath.

5 comments:

Plain Foolish said...

*sigh* Here, where we have so much water, we stupidly poison it with fertilizers and other runoff, and there, people are fighting over control of water that isn't even there.

tumblewords said...

Amazing how wasteful and tunnel visioned we are. Our aquifer is being squandered, the rivers and lakes polluted with man made waste. Water is the next oil and still we don't get a handle on it. Sorry, didn't mean to rant - your words and photo are gorgeous.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Yes water rights will become a huge bone of contetion in the future.

the heartful blogger said...

I love "arid desert life blood". An interesting glimpse into another part of the world.

Tammy said...

Hi Jone!
I enjoyed getting caught up on your posts. Wonderful poetry!