For the meantime, here are some of the best water metaphors I've encountered in my short life. I just have to share these with you, my dear friends:
Marianne Moore (from “A Grave”, where the persona speaks of sea as a grave):It is human nature to stand in the middle of a thing,Paul Monett (from “Committing to Memory”, where the male persona speaks to his beloved man):
but you cannot stand in the middle of this....you seemed a sort of mirage,An Aeta riddle:
until I drank you.Ajar tangapakking nga niuk
Kapag hiniwa mo,
Naghihilom nang walang pilat.