Winnifred Jenkin

(Las Vegas, Nevada)

With The River - Poem by Winnifred Jenkin

I gaze out my window when night is full
As you silently drift by
And on you dance the silver streaks
You've gathered from the sky.

Melting snow swells your banks in springtime
Grinding pieces of ice struggle by
Debris aside - to be ready
For activities in June and July.

Boisterous rafters and music abound
On your banks smoky bonfires burn
Young ducks are trying to strengthen their wings
To migrate when spring returns.

I think we are part of a mind boggling design
Where the tiniest speck has its chore,
Like the leaf you carry to who knows where
Will nourish a seedling once more.

Fall is a time to relax old friend
Just flow on endlessly.
Oh, I feel one with this river
And the river is part of me.

Comments about With The River by Winnifred Jenkin

There is no comment submitted by members..

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?

Read poems about / on: july, june, river, dance, silver, snow, music, spring, friend, sky, night, time

Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 2, 2003

Winnifred Jenkin's Other Poems

Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]