The Water Diviners

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Treading the fields with his hazel twig

Showing farmers exactly where to dig

Parched crops wilting as far as eyes can see

Water hidden, over there, by the old yew tree

The water diviner struck liquid gold once again

A well sunk, the crops lifeblood soon to regain

Year after year, the farmer’s gratitude enough

Brian the village legend always did his stuff


Is water divining passed on through generations?

There is one other, dowsing myriads of applications

Brian is his Uncle and yet his own path taken

Dowsing energy within the earth to awaken

Another time, another place, he explored his capability

His best-selling book on dowsing enhanced his credibility

Having read his words, Uncle Brian nodded sagely

This wise man’s approval mattered to him greatly


Two men, both of the Earth, doing their divining thing

Hazel twig, rods or pendulum in their hands swing

Two generations united in a common purpose, a goal

Helping others selflessly, find water, go dig a hole

#inspiration #spiritualgrowth #nature #meditation

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Paul Sayer

Tue 27th Oct 2020 17:42

Not a book I have looked at... yet!

An old farmer once gave me his very thin yew Y

He taught me how to hold it, saying, if i try to stop it from turning downwards, it will take the skin off my fingers...

Yea!, I'm thinking to myself that would never happen, it would just snap. How wrong I was, in my naiveness.
I still do not understand the hows and whys I just ‘know’ it as a fact, it works.
Oh! How I laugh when the blockheads say its all new age bunkum… try telling that to those wise old folk who carved the tell-tale hieroglyphics a few years ago in the great pyramids Dean, hey!

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Tue 27th Oct 2020 17:00

I have two pendulums. A small crystal on a silver chain which has been with me since around 1990. Then a larger reclaimed wood pendulum; this is the one I use when teaching, as you can't really miss it! lol
I ran a crystal and dowsing pendulum wholesale business for about fifteen years, until others interests distracted me away to new horizons. Have you read Alfred Watkins books?

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Paul Sayer

Tue 27th Oct 2020 14:11

My wife is a Bach Flower practitioner, she has a solid foundation and knowledge of them... I, on the other hand, know very little about them. However, I do have an amethyst hanging on a silver chain that tells me all that I need to know.

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Paul Sayer

Tue 27th Oct 2020 14:07

That will change soon Dean, you will excel in both in equal measure.

I have friends who use dowsing to find hidden fuel and ordinance dumps in the vast and unmapped deserts.

One day perhaps we might exchange some of the things we have experienced along these lines (There is a pun hidden in plain sight if ever there was one lol).


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Tue 27th Oct 2020 13:29

Awesome Paul!

I have been teaching dowsing on and off for the last three decades. I will admit I am better known for my dowsing work than poetry 😀

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Paul Sayer

Tue 27th Oct 2020 11:30

I loved this one Dean.

I worked as a surveyor for Anglia Water and would often grab my trusty rods to find leaks and mains.

I use them to dose ley lines now mostly.


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