Rachel Harris


The River Sings


The river sings
A voice rises above
Fairer than the water, rings

I know you well
For the river has told
All there is to tell

It sung of a maiden
Fair as the water’s song
Her heart heavy laden

Though she sang
Her song was sorrowed
In voice the sadness rang

No words were needed
The river knew
Her voice it heeded

She walked alone
Her gaiety was lost
River, her only home

She listened to the water
Telling a story
Calling her River Daughter

The river sang, through day and night
Sang for her, the only listener
She joined the song, through dark and light

She called to her lover
Come free me!
Called with song and river

Submitted: Thursday, September 14, 2006
Edited: Wednesday, September 15, 2010

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  • Rookie Duncan Wyllie (9/16/2006 11:08:00 AM)

    A feeling drawn from the water, so inspirational, thankyou for sharing
    Love duncan X (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Steve Hagget (9/14/2006 5:10:00 PM)

    Indeed and what a song - the perfect harmony. I love this poem - it was beautifully and elegantly written,
    Steve (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Tracey Collins (9/14/2006 4:39:00 PM)

    it so nice to here the river sing....Thats when U know that it is piece and quiet and thats when I like listen to the river sing....nice rite.... (Report) Reply

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