The River

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    The River


    The river bed at rest, ignorant of

    Irrelevant origins … testifies from

    It’s steadfast floor to the beauty of the flow

    Steadfast in the peace of mutual function.

     

    It conveys to busy sea fishes

    Who chance to venture past

    Its mouth

    I’m your friend but I will cut you

    For the journey is long and I am steadfast

    North to south.

     

    Now warm on cool breezes tumble like lovers;

    Canopied, my shimmered coat is kissed

    Thrush and woodlark, grouse and ferret dip

    And spin and natty blankets- still green,

    Sprawling , stay vibrant in morning mist.

     

    Drinking deep - these roots alive

    From the waters of God

    The oak, the willow, pine and maple

    Just now – the eagle and the bear

     The warmth of flesh is why they’re here.

     

     But Winter’s course has lost its way

    Things must flow when all is said

    The ebbs of  life to come and now-

    Spring greetings from the river!

     

    The river's shoots sway with the song

    "Sing Summer breeze, keep me fed."

    Still with this invitation … know the river,

     (Running free and winding long)

    - will not get out of bed.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Stardrift commented on The River

    08-14-2009

    Quite the rendering you traveled us to here. My mental picture was that you were waking up from an afternoon nap in a small log cabin which was situated right about dead center of your pic. So why get up indeed, you were already there, lol! Needless to say, this is a soul-soothing miniature journey. You might be a poet's poet! A dreamy natural write!! (Peruse mine when you're able, ty!)

    NevillePark

    08/16/2009

    Now that comment Ty really puts a smile on my face. Love to be a part of the dream construction process.Will visit shortly.

    wheelsal commented on The River

    06-24-2009

    You seem to love surprise endings.You are getting to be one of my favorite poets. I'm lulled into beautiful scenes metaphors and creation and then?????? Great job.

    NevillePark

    08/17/2009

    Thank you my dear.

    soulwriter commented on The River

    06-05-2009

    I was swept away by the river, which metaphorically leave the greatest of compliments to the creator of this verse. I admire the description and the realness of blended passion from the minds release to written word. Well done. Write on

    NevillePark

    06/24/2009

    I'd like to re-enter the mind-set I had when it was coming to me. It was delicious is the only way to describe it.

    jademelissa74 commented on The River

    06-02-2009

    I love this poem. Very vivid and warm. You picture a lucid scene. I am glad I read it. I love nature in depth. Great job!

    NevillePark

    06/02/2009

    Much obliqued - So glad it moved you.

    Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.

    Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) Greek philosopher.

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