Rani Turton

The River That Murmurs - Poem by Rani Turton

I will ask the river, that flows serene
I will speak to the sky
I will ask the river that murmurs

Not to ask me why
I cannot speak for myself.
That time has long since passed me by.

The river can murmur and sing
Unspent by passion: my voice
Will break like a terribly taut string.

My words will be grammatically and academically
Twisted (like that leafless tree) , unfortunately!
I want the river to speak, to speak
Alone, alone with thee.

The river can, softly and without tears
Tell you my dreams and my fears
I know you will listen:
And while city lights in the water glisten

You wont see the tears that shine on my face
No, that is a serious, sentimental place
That only I know;
Flow, river, flow.

Flow, river flow.
Speak to the only love I know.
Daybreak approaches soon
You and he by the light of the moon
Will murmur whilst I -
Will wait for you to bring me his reply.

Comments about The River That Murmurs by Rani Turton

  • (12/1/2009 3:54:00 AM)

    This one plucks the lyre strings of the heart.
    You and the river are singing together. Your
    last lines are pure enchantment.

    Kind wishes,

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  • C. P. Sharma (11/30/2009 4:40:00 AM)

    True, if we have the eyes to see and ears to hear Nature speaks.

    Nature is a great soothing source
    In it joy flows with flooding force,
    If we can open up our hearts
    If craftiness from life departs.
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  • (11/29/2009 7:10:00 AM)

    At times Mother Nature is our only hope.
    Nice one Ma'am.
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  • (11/28/2009 4:28:00 AM)

    The river of sorrows
    nicely portrayed
    -10 anjali
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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 27, 2009

Poem Edited: Wednesday, July 20, 2011

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