Treasure Island

Alexander Coppedge

(June 25,1954 / Warrenton, North Carolina)

The Rapids


You hear it! After heavy rainfall
Vigorously lunging and sliding around
In a groove it cut for itself
Rumbling and tumbling down mounts
Swiftly traveling across the surface
As it tarries upon its way
Thundering over the forest
A roaring thump sound
Bubbling moister into a tear
Under enormous pines
You can smell the blossoming flowers
Honeysuckles fragrances in the field
You can see the sun reflection
Twinkling off its surface through the trees
Crystals dancing joyously in motion
Movements of grace without a breeze
The wind gusting mist off its surface
Leaping slopes into its sea
Never, in its journey discourteous
As it rushes
Never, in its course unfriendly
While it push
Loved! Among the forest creatures
Slightly, larger then a brook

Submitted: Friday, February 22, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, October 09, 2013

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

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?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Visions of my youth in the Carolina's woods. Serene and tranquil. I
wonder why I don't go back there. Maybe I will. It captures the struggles in life with obstacles. But illustrate the over all Supreme force command

Comments about this poem (The Rapids by Alexander Coppedge )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 5 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Scuttled away, Eleonora Bistrianu
  2. Exist. Exist. Exist., Eleonora Bistrianu
  3. I'm His Angel 4 Life, Samantha Jorgensen
  4. Vulnurable, Somanathan Iyer
  5. Only to be experienced!, Somanathan Iyer
  6. Praying Peace, Aftab Alam
  7. No Harm, abigail sikwenda
  8. Never Ex, abigail sikwenda
  9. Its not my fault, abigail sikwenda
  10. The Glorious Leader, Chris Zachariou

Poem of the Day

poet George Gordon Byron

So we'll go no more a-roving
So late into the night,
Though the heart still be as loving,
And the moon still be as bright.

For the sword outwears its sheath,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

 

Member Poem

[Hata Bildir]