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The Brook

Updated on November 13, 2016
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Mohan is a family physician, film and TV aficionado, a keen bibliophile and an eclectic scribbler.

Stony Brook Stream - Steve Zimic
Stony Brook Stream - Steve Zimic

Odyssey

There's something about the flowing water that captures our imagination. A rambling river or a sparkling stream, there is something eternal in their journey. They can be calm and gentle on a gentle summers day, angry and tortuous when the storm breaks out. Even when dry, you can see the ancient paths they've ploughed through.

I wonder how many stories that brooks and rivers can tell us about how much they've seen and endured throughout the history. I bet the stories are rich and riveting, just like the stories of the wind.

What fascinates me more is the relentless, ceaseless flow towards the sea - determined, diligent and daring.

This poem comes from this thought. I wrote this when I was at school, and was (and am) very proud when my fellow students liked it.


And the amazing paintings of rivers and brooks I found in my own wanderings form the basis of the video above.

Nidd Hall
Nidd Hall | Source
Brook - Derek Wilkins
Brook - Derek Wilkins

The Brook


There's a brook that runs

beneath a thousand suns

tireless towards the lake

like a sinuous silver snake

*

It climbs and falls

It speeds and crawls

never pausing on its way

every night and every day

*

It sings me tales

of hills and dales

in a haunting ancient tune

in the light of the glorious moon

*

I've laughed and wept

and dreamed as I slept

by its ceaseless wandering side

as nights' million voices cried

*

I asked the stream

in my confused dream

why this endless meandering race

as its mist caressed my face

*

With its watery voice

It laughed: If the choice

Is to stop rather than go

I always choose to flow

*

That's the brook that runs

beneath a thousand suns

tireless towards the lake

like a sinuous silver snake.

***


Cocktail hour- Brooks Pearce
Cocktail hour- Brooks Pearce

© 2010 Mohan Kumar

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