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Friday, January 3, 2003

A Ripple Song

Rating: 2.6
Once red ripple came to land
In the golden sunset burning--
Lapped against a maiden's hand,
By the ford returning.

Dainty foot and gentle breast--
Here, across, be glad and rest.
"Maiden, wait," the ripple saith;
"Wait awhile, for I am Death!"

"Where my lover calls I go--
Shame it were to treat him coldly--
'Twas a fish that circled so,
Turning over boldly."

Dainty foot and tender heart,
Wait the loaded ferry-raft.
"Wait, ah, wait!" the ripple saith;
"Maiden, wait, for I am Death!"

"When my lover calls I haste--
Dame Disdain was never wedded!"
Ripple-ripple round her waist,
Clear the current eddied.

Foolish heart and faithful hand,
Little feet that touched no land.
Far away the ripple sped,
Ripple-ripple running red!
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COMMENTS
Ajani Nifemi 20 May 2020
I need the structure of the poem the Leader and the Led
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Edward Kofi Louis 11 September 2018
Far away! ! Thanks for sharing.
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Baquee Billah Ahmed 11 September 2018
nice poem....thank u for sharing.....
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Kumarmani Mahakul 11 September 2018
Foolish heart and faithful hand, Little feet that touched no land. Far away the ripple sped, Ripple-ripple running red! .........touching expression with nice theme. Beautiful poem.
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Savita Tyagi 11 September 2018
This feels like Monsoon song spreading death and hope for new life....season of harvest....
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Adrian Flett 11 September 2018
The ripple of life with all its fragility and uncertainty; but the power of 'When my lover calls I haste-' draws her on
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Mahtab Bangalee 11 September 2018
great songs /// Trust makes her wait Surf and riddle touches the sigh Oh! it throats her and the veins of trust makes her hater of love! ...............
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Bernard F. Asuncion 11 September 2018
Such a great poem by Rudyard Kipling...
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Brian Jani 28 April 2014
You surely know how to wrote, I like each and every poem of yours
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