Rivers of Life

Still runs the river
O, so tranquilly
flowing in three seasons
through a lazy tangle
of overhanging trees
which stand as centurion guards
to further shade your mysteries.

Drifting along
there’s a song in your heart
which I too, can feel
as you reveal your moods.

Lazy flowing waters
I love to watch as music
fills my heart from your
un-conducted play.

Ripples sing your song
nature’s perfect symphony
flowing, ever flowing
on your journey to the sea.

Today you struck a perfect cord
and I shared your harmony.


Β© Daydreamertoo *All rights reserved

I used to live in the house from where I snapped this picture. It is about 15 to 20 feet back from overlooking that river. It is beautiful and flows endlessly, until winter freezes it’s surface and then the ice becomes so many inches deep. But, even so, as it goes out to the sea, it still flows beneath all the ice.

Shared with Poetry Jam Rivers of Life
Three Word Wednesday Feel, Shade, Tangle

Author: Daydreamer

I live on a beautiful island in Atlantic Canada.

24 thoughts on “Rivers of Life”

  1. What a peaceful union, I love that you have given a physical form to a body of water. I like the river as a musician. Very beautiful flow, Bren. I think we all have a mysterious flow underneath the ice. I too, wonder why you moved. πŸ˜‰

  2. Poets United has a section called “Wish I’d written this.” When I read this that’s how I felt. I love the flowing water (perhaps more so because I live in the desert and rarely see it) and your words sent me there with their a peaceful, gentle images. This is beautiful. Lucky to have lived there.

    Thank you so much for your kind words at my interview in Poets United.

  3. I love the photo, can’t imagine living so close to a body of water … just know I would love to one day.

  4. Looks like quite the peaceful place, which you captured at it’s oh so slow pace, nothing wrong with that though as the cat likes slow.

  5. Such a peaceful description of a river–they do seem like that sometimes. I like the way you compare it to music. Thanks for being at Poetry Jam!

  6. Now that was lovely….I felt as tho I was meandering down a lazy river…..soothing and smooth

  7. ripples sing our song…what a peaceful song you sing as well in this bren…rather soothing to sit by your river…in harmony

  8. And you moved because?
    Seriously, I love the river song that line by line you listen to and then harmonize with. How magical a setting for a life that may have started in waterfalls and torrents but now is in lazy swoops and symphonies.

  9. You definitely have captured what it is like to contemplate a river as it flows. I always think it is a calming experience to watch and think about its flow. What a beautiful view you had from your window!

  10. What a beautiful view..these words really sang out the rhythm of a river gently lapping..kind of care free..a nice escape..jae

  11. Now this sounds like a river I could sit beside for hours! Love the image of the trees standing guard over the river’s mysteries. Beautifully written! πŸ™‚

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