The Swimming Hole


Swimming hole…

fishies roll…

shaped a bit like

ice cream bowl..

marked off by a

narrow pole…

cooling down now

is our goal…

shark’s teeth here…

black as coal..

fossils found

deep in a hole…

When deep you dive…

into the cold…

pleasure sings right

through your soul..


David L. Whitman 06/05/2012 from the cool depths


38 thoughts on “The Swimming Hole

  1. Sitting in the truck waiting for our friends. Checked poetry world to see you added a new gem:). I want to go swimming despite the risks. You? Lol. Lovely. Again. You’re going to get sick of hearing it surely.

  2. Oh, I like this one. So chipper and fun. 🙂 So jealous, as I sit here in winter clothes in June on my balcony! This CA girl still hasn’t warmed up to WA. Looks like such a nice place to cool off. Nice word choices…pleasure….soul…and all the images. Yay! 🙂 Sam the fruit of green

  3. This looks so cool (in every way)! David don’t think I’ve ever been in a ‘swimming hole’ per say…Is it different than a lake or pond ??? Love your upbeat poem – great rhythm! 🙂

    • a swimming hole is a general term to describe any local, non commercialized, natural, swimming area…It would be the lake or pond, but the part you swim at:))))

      • ahhh.. got it:) Guess I spend too much time in the ocean and missed out on this little bit of joy. Gotta find me a ‘swimming hole’ to experience now! 🙂

  4. I know the swimming hole well here in this Kentucky humid bowl. They are refreshing. But some go stagnant mid-summer so be careful. Some here we have found water moccasins.Love the poem it was such a refreshing poem for the morning cup of coffee. Thank you.

    • Here. Usually they’re year round. But I’ve heard the cumberland plateau has lots of seasonal wonders. Ooooh. Cottonmouths are aways an issue

  5. David, your post is wonderful! 🙂
    I’m thinking how is divine pool, a hot day of summer!
     Now, in my country, heavy rains and is cold. 😦
    I wish one day very beautiful and all the best, David! 🙂

      • David, I live in Romania, a small country but very beautiful! Now the rain has stopped and is very hot and very very nice!
        Have a wonderful day.
        Be blessed with all the best, David! 🙂

        • Ahhh. Romania. This explains why your language on the blog looked familiar. Its a romance language:). I’m so glad you have a sunny day:)))

        • David, I ask you nicely to forgive, if not express myself correctly in English in comments. I hope you do not mind and I hope you understand me.  Thank you for your patience with all my heart. Have a quiet and restful night.
          All the best for you and your family much more better! 🙂

        • Stefania. I love your comments. They’re honest and from the heart. And your english is wonderful:))). Thank you for reading my writing:))). I’m so honored:)

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