On the banks of my river ......

She sits down at the edge of the stony shore and first one scandal then the other falls away , tilting her head slightly she looks around to see that she is alone , she drops her shoulder bag at the sandy spot between the boulders , some of those as huge as a car , raising her face to the warmth of the sun she smiles a secret smile . The one that only a true woman understands and then she apprehensively slips her bare toes into the cool evening river and a small thrill begins to move through her very veins she begins reaching around to unclasp the top of her dress she steps softly to one side , raises her pale thigh and lowers her dress and then lays it softly on one of the boulders now heated by the sun throughout the day .

I stand motionlessly watching her from the forested path , no , she doesn't know that I'm standing here and never will . I wouldn't have interupted her for the world , why would I and spoil these magic moments , Yes , the man in me is drawn to her pure beauty , to her display of raw sexuality , yet there is something almost spiritually attractive in her movements . The part of me that feels guilty in my silence is uncaring . And my imagination takes over .........

I could move quickly to the water and scream at the top of my lungs
"WHAT are you doing naked in my river ?"......
perhaps .? I could walk away from this invasion of her most innocent and beautiful privacy , or I could just watch her for awhile . Which will it be ? What would you do ? I ask ........show yourself in some manly and egotistical display of power or slip further into the trees and just watch .

Now she enters the water and begins to bathe herself in gentle and softened strokes of delicacy . I could almost feel the water softly moving along her waist , between her thighs and through her perfumed hair ! She lays back and propells herself into the deeper channel of the river her breasts become one with the river as she slowly back strokes , her face tilted back and smiling secretly ! Ahh ........I'd give anything to be the clystal clear water that floats her along playfully in the soft currents

And then I have an idea ! Yes , .....Just as she floats slowly around the slight curve in the river .........I move quickly . down out of the trees off the path to the rock where she lay her dress and scandles and her towel and then returning to the trees just as I hear her walk into the shallows at the edge of the river to return to this very spot that she began her little swim . Now I could never embarrass her in such a way as to hurt her feelings so I only turn once to watch her grab the towel and begin the sensuous act of drying off the goose-pimpled flesh that would drive any man crazy in just a short time . But as she puts down her towel with a slowly questioning look on her face she picks up the note that I left her , I listen, smiling as she squeels and hurriedly grabs for her dress as if she were just set on fire ............fumbling for the zipper on her back and grabbing her shoes. She hurries up the path and beautifully dissapears into the trees. I stand in the silence and wonder , will she return ? Have I scared her ? I hope not , maybe I should not have done that , I may never see her again .!

Here's where You come in my fellow hubbers What did I write on the note ! How do I end this story ? And most of alll ..........which one of you ladies was it , swimming in my river !

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

First Off , I want to give all credit for the first two pictures here to my beautiful friend Fennelseed ! Annie , Shes an amazing person , photographer and writer ! Thank you Annie .

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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Ah, Shucks, I guess we can only hope..Hee

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BlossomSB 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Waiting to see what happens next!

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The original Eman 4 years ago from london

The level of imagery here is fantastic . The paragraph when you talked about her raw sexuality felt so real and it took me back to a nice memory of woman i met in my past. This is was written really well and I want to read more of this. Great Job my friend keep it up.

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Fennelseed 4 years ago from Australia

Well, maybe the note said.....

"I am the River

fate bought you here to me,

and I have licked your milky, silky skin

and set your mixed up mind free

I have flowed relentlessly, forever longing for your touch

and to hold you for those moments

stirred the yearning up so much

So come back to me, let my watery caress fold around your troubled soul

..........................let me smooth those fragments of your life

back into a beautiful whole

Submerge yourself in me, let's dance beneath the sparkles upon my ceiling

Its freedom that you long for.............I know how you are feeling

Come, please come with me, let's float entwined......passionately

From life's lofty mountains to the eternal sea

For I am the River

you now belong to me and I will wait patiently

while you run and hide

.......... but on the day that you return

we'll glide home together

Forever side by side"

Such a possessive River, hey!!!

Or maybe the note said.....

"Tomorrow...same time, same place....I'll bring the photos!!!" Oops!!

This is a lovely story Ahorseback and thank you for providing incentive and inspiration to write - I hope you like my note possibilities!!! I look forward to reading others 'notes'.

And you know my pictures are also yours!!

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Annie ! And your words show that the credit is all yours ! You win ! How is my beautiful friend ? I have to tell you every time I see your "soul sparkles" photo it takes me instantly to the water ! No mater where I am , I often do look at it ! And its just like Im standing there at the shore on the river or at the sea ! Thank you for all of that !

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Hi Blossom , Okay .....we'll find out !....:-}

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Eman , Thank you sir , I appreciate that ! Have you written about that woman !

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ImKarn23 4 years ago

Mmmmm...i could imagine many interesting missives, sir..too many to mention..lol..

and i assume it was written to me - of course!


(i've just written 3 hubs in a row on vanity - clearly - i learned bubkis!..)

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Ha , ImKarn , I'll say this , You are a peach ! Yes ......this can be about you , would you mind !? I'll check those hubs out too !......Can you swim ?

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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada

ahorseback, The poem and the photos have a timelessness that allows for all kinds of possibilities. I am assuming that this is not a random meeting, that the scene has played out before. The woman is not afraid. The narrator is not a threat. So, I'll go along with Annie on this one. Having nothing nearly as poetic to add. Nice collaboration guys. Regards, snakeslane

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Hi Snakeslane , could be a random meeting ? But who knows , Perhaps always just a little fantasy of mine .....er....pipe dream maybe !LOL...Thank you for stopping by !

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up. I'm intrigued I want to know who she was.

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

I will continue this one soon Gypsy girl ! Thanks for always being here !

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Petra Vlah 4 years ago from Los Angeles

SUPERB in every way and at every turn of detailed emotions. This is so beautiful, it took my breath away. And you Ulysses, fascinated by your Siren bring us into the torment of your admiration in a masterful way.

I just can't wait for you to continue the story, but with all the confidence I have in your limitless talent, it is hard to imagine how can you top this one

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Petra , hello my dear , nice to see you ! Perhaps I will use one of my hubber friends to finish this , one who will not be offended by what .....an intimate encounter ? Or a funny ending ? Either way , thank you ! Alot !

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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

The note said "Just thought you should know the river you are swimming in is the main conduit for the regions raw sewage."

It almost seems sacrilegious to provide humor to such a stunning and beautiful chapter....the trickster in me just couldn't resist.

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Haa ! Shining Irisheyes , No not at all , humor will one day save the world Me thinks!

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Petra Vlah 3 years ago from Los Angeles

See what persistence can accomplish Ed? After looking allover (your hubs and my comments) I finally found this magnificent piece of writing again

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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Petra , Thank you my poetess friend ! Ahh to be as talented as you ! We should write something together !...:-]

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