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Enjoying the River

Updated on February 23, 2015

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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      Ruby Jean Fuller 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States

      Nicely done my friend. whonu

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      christinemariezzz 2 years ago

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

      ~christinemarie

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      Eric Dierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      A lovely piece of writing.

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      Shauna L Bowling 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago

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

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      Mary Craig 2 years 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 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      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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      Jamie Lee Hamann 2 years 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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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Such a lovely poem. Thanks for sharing.

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      naturalife 2 years ago from Far Far Away

      A beautiful poem.

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      Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

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

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thank you so much Jamie.

      You welcome Blossom.

      Thank you naturalife.

      Thank you Genna.

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