Rene Francois Armand Prudhomme

(1839 - 1907 / France)

On The Water


The sound of bank and water is all I hear,
The sad resignation of a weeping spring
Or a rock that hourly sheds a tear,
And the birch leaves' vague quivering.

I do not see the river bear the boat along
The flowering shore flits past, and I remain;
And in the watery depths that I skim,
The reflected blue sky flutters like a curtain.

Meandering in their sleep, you might say the waters
Waver, no longer sure where the bank lies:
And the flower thrown in hesitates to choose.
And like this flower, all that man desires
Can settle on the river of my life,
Without teaching me which way my wishes lie.

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read poems about / on: flower, river, sad, spring, water, sleep, sky

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (On The Water by Rene Francois Armand Prudhomme )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  4. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  5. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  6. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  7. Nothing Gold Can Stay, Robert Frost
  8. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  9. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. If, Rudyard Kipling

Poem of the Day

poet Sarah Flower Adams

O Love! thou makest all things even
In earth or heaven;
Finding thy way through prison-bars
Up to the stars;
Or, true to the Almighty plan,
That out of dust created man,
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. Seizoenen kwijt, Madrason writer
  2. Mighty Ocean, Zoila T. Flores
  3. Words left unsaid, Yisel Chong
  4. Poetical Journey Of Life, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  5. Openly kicked, hasmukh amathalal
  6. No plight, hasmukh amathalal
  7. A language has its, gajanan mishra
  8. What'z a Curmudgeon?, douglas scotney
  9. Hiding under speechless thoughts, Yisel Chong
  10. Matthias Pantaleon III, Matthias Pantaleon
[Hata Bildir]