Hudson River Vignettes (a poem)

The Tappan Zee
The Tappan Zee | Source
Enjoying riverside trail
Enjoying riverside trail | Source
Hudson River fishermen
Hudson River fishermen | Source
Fisherman's totem pole
Fisherman's totem pole | Source

Hudson River Vignettes


The Hudson River roils with swells

as though it were a miniature sea

astride the gray towers of Manhattan,

but I prefer the Hudson way upstream

at least as far as the open Tappan Zee

where we can follow woodsy riverside trails

from high ridges switching back and forth

down to the river's edge or walking along

the pier and Piermont to be surprised by a

few fishermen and their own native totem pole.

But just to enjoy the sweeping views of the

mighty Hudson River cutting through hundreds

of misty gray mountains is surely quite enough!

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Missy Smith 8 months ago from Florida

I really like your vignettes of the Hudson River. As seen through the eyes of one beholder of it's beauty. Very nice! :)


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juneaukid 8 months ago from Denver, Colorado Author

Thanks for your comment--I appreciate it.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 8 months ago from Riga, Latvia

Wonderful poetry and great imagery of a mighty river.


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juneaukid 8 months ago from Denver, Colorado Author

Thanks very much Gypsy Rose Lee all the way from Latvia!

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