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  • 37.
    Not About This

    It is not about the classic rivers
    of mythology, not about Acheron,
    river of woe with its lines of unemployed
    holding their migraines in their hands.

    Or Cocytus, river of lamentation
    where the elderly have gone
    to grieve their condition.

    It cannot be this.

    Not the river of fire,
    the lava flowing from another volcanic shudder
    into the homes of the living & the dead,
    & into the stories of new generations.

    For these are byproducts,

    shining as they are-

    It is not about the river of forgetfulness,
    inviting as the night visits the tortured mind.
    No, not this, or the waters of hate
    & the butchered bodies stacked along shorelines
    & the lost women trying to find their sons,

    or the river of return,

    not the red river of consolation
    wound about the heart
    & through the vineyards,
    or how our loves came to be,
    then left us again to ourselves.

    It is not about the oldest & saddest river,
    the river of time, with flashes of metallic film
    sliding by, gathering momentum
    & the sufaces of faces,
    the faces of phantoms,
    (I have seen myself among them.)

    It cannot be about theology,
    or if it is, it is the theology of celestial mechanics,
    the giant narrative of everything,
    the source of energy, (& its forms,)
    crunching itself out through the heavens. read more »

  • 38.
    Balmoral Castle

    Beautiful Balmoral Castle,
    Most handsome to be seen,
    Highland home of the Empress of India,
    Great Britain's Queen. read more »

  • 39.

    A wonderful city
    A place for lovers
    Paris read more »

  • 40.
    The Road That Runs Beside The River

    follows the river as it bends
    along the valley floor,
    going the way it must.
    Where water goes, so goes the road, read more »

  • 41.
    The River That Flows On and On

    In the mist of darkness,
    Lies Deep Dark Woods,
    Where the river of hatred flows on and on,
    The river is dark, it is black read more »

  • 42.
    ' Emotions, Flowing Down A River... '

    Emotions, Flowing Down A River
    Now, Who Will Give Her
    Desire, To Reach Across The Space
    Splash Cold Water In Her Face? read more »

  • 43.
    The Sea Is Very Big

    Do not ask me to be the wave of some vast sea.
    I can agree though if you promise that the wave of the sea
    Will but lose itself in the depths of the ocean and
    Return again to the refuge of the childhood river. read more »

  • 44.
    font color='880000' a river of my death

    blood rushing within
    keeps my cold heart beating
    keeps me living read more »

  • 45.
    (((Green River Valley)))

    Your face 'tis mirrored in the river-
    Along its banks where moss and algae grow-
    Shadows of the dark forests unfold slowly-
    'Neath the lemon moon- your reflection- simply glows; read more »

  • 46.
    A silent river

    In the silent river my sweetheart tell me everything
    See how calm the waters
    In the silent river my sweetheart tell me what you feel
    see how beautiful the river read more »

  • 47.


    Layers after layers
    Sucked up all the elements of light read more »

  • 48.
    The Dirge of a River

    My eyes were hooked on to the West
    Feasting on the riot of colors the sun had cast
    I stood dazed at a sight so blest
    That any poet would treasure with zest read more »

New River Poems

  1. Stuck in Between Blurred Line, Ashik Mahmud
  2. Water an epic story., Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  3. I Speak of Rivers, Angela Khristin Brown
  4. I Am A Poet., Tony Adah
  5. Mein Nadi Ke Kinare Khada Huya, Ek Bahut.., Bijay Kant Dubey
  6. Swimming the Allegheny River., Harold R Hunt Sr
  7. Over the river, Dr PJ Raj Kamal
  8. The River, Knute Skinner
  9. A Dream, michael Patrick clarke
  10. Moonlight., Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  11. Rivers Flow And We Are The Wave, gajanan mishra
  12. Tangipahoa Haiku, J.B. LeBuert
  13. River To Share, Kelly Zion
  14. A Willow Weeps, Heather Burns
  15. River Of Life, Tirupathi Chandrupatla
  16. At The Rivers Edge, Heather Burns
  17. The Mahanadi, gajanan mishra
  18. Tambourine violin, Miroslava Odalovic
  19. Cry me a river of tears..., Ruerd Visser
  20. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Kertih River, john tiong chunghoo
  21. Where Is The River?, maria sudibyo
  22. ***River, Abdul Wahab
  23. I know a river, Adesitimi Taiwo Damilola
  24. Remembering South of the River, Bai Juyi
  25. A Silent River Part2, Dwi utami
  26. I Feel Like a River, Kendra Tyler
  27. The Themes, William Cheesman
  28. River Feeling, Julian Mann
  29. Y.... River meets desert, Aufie Zophy
  30. River, Kara Johnstad
  31. River, Francis Julian Zewu
  32. The river-Rijeka, Miroslava Odalovic
  33. Dry River Bed, Esnala Banda
  34. i cry no river, RIC S. BASTASA
  35. When The River Flowed, Jim Sularz
  36. Thames! Beautiful Thames!, Dr.V.K. Kanniappan
  37. The Raging River, L. T. Padgett
  38. The Story of River Nile with Egyptian Wo.., hosny Soliman
  39. Psychotic, Naveed Akram
  40. carry me (a river), Onalethuso Petruss Ntema
  41. A silent river, Dwi utami
  42. Do You Really Want to Know Me?, RIC S. BASTASA
  43. Free River, Patrick Dumas
  45. no one steps twice on the river of life..., RIC S. BASTASA
  46. Ode On An Evening View Of The Cresent At.., Christopher Anstey
  47. All The Rivers, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
  48. *The memory river*, Dwi utami
  49. ' The River's Arms... ', MoonBee Canady
  50. A River Dies, Terence George Craddock (Spe ..
  51. Moonlight river., neil derek singleton
  52. right across the river bend, alicia page
  53. a never ending river, Katie Lathrop
  54. Assets, Amera Andersen
  55. please do not ask me how a river feels, RIC S. BASTASA
  56. Electric Eel Song, Slade Hopkinson
  57. Dams On The Cuyahoga, Holden Solo
  58. The River, Naveed Akram
  59. The River Flows, Kailey Jennings
  60. haiku - 12, Dagmara Anna AuraDagimar
  61. Rivers Flow, Shelby Jasmin Estrada
  62. RIVER OF WORDS, dr. ram sharma
  63. ' The River of Blood, Marria Attar
  64. Hermann Hesse and River Phoenix in Holog.., Sleep D
  65. Visit to Orcha: A visual exploration, Jagannath rao Adukuri
  66. MISTY RIVER, Aldo Kraas
  67. River of sorrow, Samantha Guinen
  68. My river bank, EmOzEd johnston
  69. Edge of the Water, Ludvig Von Himmelstein
  70. The Painter’s Agony, Sadiqullah Khan
  71. steady as the river, Connie Chambers
  72. Forgotten, Ankur Shrivastava
  73. River of Tears, stephen vega
  74. Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Malacca Riv.., john tiong chunghoo
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