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The River Of Night (poem)

Updated on January 12, 2013

There by the river which flows toward the night

Where jasmine recalls that sweet yesterday

And song in the leaves will steal hearts away

While whispering breeze still promise delight


There by the shores where dreamers did play

Where flowers did blush their splendor ignite

And trees gently sway a dance to invite

While wishes in mist call wonder to stray


What dark clouds could claim this happy refrain

To rip away soul and leave feelings bare


Where once there was Joy now visions of rain

And with all my hopes went reason to care


When so much is lost but I still remain

I wonder if she still waits for me there


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      Eric T. Shortridge 5 years ago from MidWest

      The longing here leaves a bitter after taste... and the music fit perfectly

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      Shauna L Bowling 5 years ago from Central Florida

      Yes, Martin, she still waits for you there!

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      So truly beautiful Martin I share and vote up,across.

      Have a great day.


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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 5 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Martin, this one is hauntingly beautiful from the first word to the last.


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      Jamie Lee Hamann 5 years ago from Reno NV

      Another great sonnet, motivation for my next. Jamie

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Beautiful poem...and haunting. The music in the beautiful video is also that...haunting. If I remember correctly that same music was played in one of the movies made about the Holocaust. It instantly made me think of it when I heard the music. Up and beautiful votes.

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      Awesome poem, she will surely be waiting. Voted up.

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Fantastic and beautiful poem. I also love the picture as well. Good job and Voted up!


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      Devika Primić 5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      So lovely to see the still water and its surroundings and another good poem from you thanks fro sharing your talented work.

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 5 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Such a lovely poem, with beautiful memories attached to deep thoughts. Beautiful.

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      Linda Crampton 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I love the imagery in your poems, Martin. This is another beautiful piece of writing.

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      Deb Hirt 5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      I'll bet she does...

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is so beautiful. I love the picture, so lovely..

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and beautiful. Such a lovely poem and loved the video. Passing this on.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      The same line everyone seems to be honing in on is the very one standing out for me as well "when so much is lost but I still remain."

      Very honest and so relate-able.

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      Shelley Watson 5 years ago

      That last line but one, "when so much is lost but I still remain.." is such a inordinately compelling line. Thank you again for your beautiful poems. Up, interesting and beautiful.

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      Janhorner 5 years ago

      Beautiful as always. The opening lines were a dream. Voted up,


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      Randi Benlulu 5 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      ...When so much is lost but I still remain...

      Powerful words. Thank you for sharing this. Up plus.