Enjoying the River

I long to be beside you

like a traveler that’s come home

to wash the dirt

from my hands and feet


I long to refresh myself

In your cool waters

to lie on your bank

while nature embraces me


To look up and see the sky

reflected through the willows that grow beside you

to rest on the soft green tufts of grass

and watch birds flying by


I’ll listen to the sweet melody

of your swiftly flowing water

as it churns about rocks and soil

wondering where your journey will end


Then as I follow along

as far as I can

I know where you’re heading

and I stop to wave you on your way


A wide, blue weaving ribbon

water sparkling in the sun

moving ever onwards

toward the deep, blue sea

© 2015 Gypsy Rose Lee

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always exploring 23 months ago from Southern Illinois

I often think the same thoughts as I look at a river. Beautiful Rasma...


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whonunuwho 23 months ago from United States

Nicely done my friend. whonu


christinemariezzz 23 months ago

You've captured silent vibrations...that are truly felt....lovely GypsyRose

~christinemarie


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Ericdierker 23 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

A lovely piece of writing.


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bravewarrior 23 months ago from Central Florida

Rasma, your poetry gets better and better with each piece you write. This is a beautiful example of your talent.


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manatita44 23 months ago from london

Very beautiful poetry, Rasma. Your direction has changed even if temporary. You are also using stanzas very well, and you're taken away the very long non-spacing lines.

Both styles are excellent, but this seems a little more profound and in tune with observations of nature. Best wishes.


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MizBejabbers 23 months ago

How lovely. Rivers are so wonderful, and this is a great tribute to a river.


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tillsontitan 23 months ago from New York

I can feel the river. This reminds me of sitting in an inner tube and just floating down the river. Beautiful and soothing.

Voted up, awesome, and interesting.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 23 months ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you Ruby.

Thank you Whonu.

Thank you Christinemarie

Thank you Eric

Thank you Shauna

Thank you Manatita

Thank you Mizbejabbers

Thank you Mary


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jhamann 23 months ago from Reno NV

Well written and beautiful Gypsy. I love this last batch of poems all written so well. Jamie


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BlossomSB 23 months ago from Victoria, Australia

Such a lovely poem. Thanks for sharing.


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naturalife 22 months ago from Far Far Away

A beautiful poem.


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Genna East 22 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

I agree with Mary...I can feel the river. Lovely poetry, Rasma. :-)


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Gypsy Rose Lee 22 months ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you so much Jamie.

You welcome Blossom.

Thank you naturalife.

Thank you Genna.

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