Treasure Island

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

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

What do you think this poem is about?

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 (The River Sings by Rachel Harris )

Enter the verification code :

  • 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

  • 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

Read all 3 comments » Updates

New Poems

  1. 'Not mine', Elena Sandu
  2. Love is a Liquid ~~~ vs.26, Monk E. Biz
  3. Love is a Liquid ~~~ vs.25, Monk E. Biz
  4. Lips, Floy Dy (Floyd) Ra (Floydson)
  5. Love is a Liquid ~~~ vs.24, Monk E. Biz
  6. Let me search, gajanan mishra
  7. A city escape, jeff newnham
  8. Haggler, Pradip Chattopadhyay
  9. A beloved Just Like The Moon, A Beloved .., Bijay Kant Dubey
  10. Venting with Vengeance, Nalini Chaturvedi

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Louis Stevenson

AT last she comes, O never more
In this dear patience of my pain
To leave me lonely as before,
Or leave my soul alone again.... Read complete »


Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  5. If, Rudyard Kipling
  6. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  7. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  8. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  9. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  10. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]