Drifting Along

I’d like to drift

Down a lazy river

Hear the water lapping

Against my wooden boat


To drift and look up at a sunny sky

And watch the clouds drifting by

To see the birds in their flight

And just float along


I’d like to drift in dreams

That take me to magical places

Like in wonderful fairy tales

Just to drift along


To get lost in memories

That are so dear to me

How very happy I’d be

Just drifting along


Just to drift

Holding on to thoughts

Of love and friends

Made along the way


To drift

As if there were no cares

And let my mind

Take me to where my heart longs to be


I wish I could thumb a ride

On a cloud that reminds me

Of a winged horse

To take me away


Just sailing along with the breeze

Over the tops of trees

Drifting, drifting

Just me and my dreams

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wetnosedogs 3 years ago from Alabama

Lovely. I would love to drift away somewhere.


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Annie Miller 3 years ago from Wichita Falls, Texas

I want to close my eyes and be there, too! Perfect song to accompany your lovely poem, too.


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AudreyHowitt 3 years ago from California

I love that poetry an allow us to drift and dream in such a way--you captured it perfectly!


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Rosemay50 3 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

I am drifting... such a lovely poem and captured perfectly the feeling of just drifting. Love the video too


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jonmcclusk 3 years ago from Cinnaminson, New Jersey

Drifting is a great way to relax, especially when you're doing it with as good a companion as dreams. Wonderful poem with a flow equivalent to a river.


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Drifting away on a cloud untouchable to get your mind off the real world


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

drifting like that cloud in your picture after reading your poem Gypsy..:) voted up and of course shared!!!!


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia

I was drifting along in you poem, it was so vividly written. I could hear the water lapping at the boat and feel the gentle rocking. Nice.


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btrbell 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

Beautiful poem. You captured the feeling perfectly! "I wish I could thumb a ride on a cloud..." what a novel idea! Love this poem! Up+


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MrsBrownsParlour 3 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

Lovely and carefree! I am reminded of a New Age song called "Drifting" by Suzanne Ciani: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtuLZvYdZYE

I love the song "Dreamweaver"; it always sounded magical to me. :-)


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Sounds so very lovely just to drift along down the lazy river!

Voted up +++ and sharing

God bless, Faith Reaper


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

Beautiful Gypsy, I ' wanna go too..Drifting down the river so serene, sounds wonderful...


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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

What a lovely, dreamy poem! Enjoyed the peacefulness of it.


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sligobay 3 years ago from east of the equator

Drift into dreams and weave the pleasant and peaceful lapping water and shape-shifting clouds into your mind's eye. Great write.


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

I'd love to drift and dream of beautiful things, with not a thing to worry about. Voted up and beautiful, Rasma and shared.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this wetnosedogs. Oh, yes just to drift along.

Glad you enjoyed this Annie. Was inspired by one of my childhood pics where we used to drift on a lake on a raft.

Glad you enjoyed this Audrey. Many a time I've felt like I was drifting in the summertime while lying in the grass and watching the clouds float by.

Glad you enjoyed this and the video Rosemay.

Glad you ėnjoyed this Jon. Sometimes even sitting by a flowing river makes me feel like drifting.

Glad you enjoyed this DDE. Oh, yes if only it was possible to drift on clouds.

Glad you enjoyed this Frank and thanks for the vote and share. That pic was taken last summer and that cloud reminds me of a winged horse.

Glad you enjoyed this Cyndi.

Glad you enjoyed this btrbell. Oh, yes to thumb a ride on a cloud, sigh... Thanks for the vote.

Glad you enjoyed this Lurana. Dreamweaver has always been a favorite. Thanks for the link to the other song.

Glad you enjoyed this Faith and thanks for the vote and share. Did a lot of drifting on a raft in childhood summers. God bless.

Glad you enjoyed this Ruby. Let's go drifting.

Glad you enjoyed this Blossom.

Glad you enjoyed this sligobay.

Glad you enjoyed this Rajan. Thanks for the vote and share. Longing for summer days to watch those white fluffy clouds drifting along.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

Oh so beautiful Rasma.

Eddy.


Valleypoet 3 years ago

Must remember to come back to this poem whenever I feel stressed out...It is so serene..floating in water, in the air, in dreams and in memory's ...simply beautiful..thanks Gypsy, voted up and awesome:-))


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wayne barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

This is a piece worth drifting along to. So soothing and beautiful.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this Eddy. Hugs.

Glad you enjoyed this Valleypoet. That's just what I do not to stress out - drift in my mind. Thanks for the vote.

Glad you enjoyed this Wayne.


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ImKarn23 3 years ago

Mmmmm...Rasma...i can sense the peacefulness of your lovely drifting calm..

i think i come close to that same feeling when i do hot yoga in a low-lit incensed, silent, sweating room..

Ohmmmmm...

voting/sharing on..


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this Leslie. Drifting is a great way to get through the toughest of days. Thanks for the vote and share. Hugs.


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thost 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

Very nice and relaxing poem Gypsy. I think I will go to bed now and do some drifting. Thank you.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this thost. Lovely feeling just drifting.

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