Sunday, July 16, 2017

River-Keeper

There's a place where the river flows
hawks perched watch those below
travelers dip their wooden paddles
mystical songs, turtle rattles

Eagle spirit soars above

drifting around the river bend
dreaming of messages to send
guarding waters, the river-keeper
spiritual quests must run deeper

Tree spirits line the shore

apparitions move soundlessly
blessing waters to run endlessly
ride the current, follow the signs
beyond grey skies, harmony aligns

Reflections - water is life

21 comments:

  1. Hi Truedessa - such a lovely poem ... the river goes its way of life, we too need to be prepared to watch and guard our own way. We do most definitely share this land ... and harmony can align ... cheers Hilary

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  2. I love the flow of this poem. And the beauty and the truth expressed.

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  3. "spiritual quests must run deeper" This is true as well as beautiful. I also love the image of tree spirits lining the shoreline.

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  4. This is so beautiful....the living water, eagle and tree spirits. Loved it.

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  5. Hey True
    How are you?
    Just as the river flows
    The ambience of your poetry grows
    Enjoy your Sunday
    May it be a fun day.

    Gary, Gary, nary contrary....

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  6. Such a serene and peaceful read. Thank you!

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  7. You create the sense of a much needed interlude filled with tranquility of mind and spirit.

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  8. I agree...so beautiful and serene as if I were drifting in a canoe along this river in touch with those spirits...that last line is sublime!

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  9. Makes me think of back home. There was a series of rivers, streams, and ponds that I tended to hide out at and it was always so peaceful and serene.

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  10. Lovely rhythm and flow throughout this one!❤️

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  11. I truly love the way you made the water the core of your poem

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  12. That was awesome. You did the theme justice.
    ZQ

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  13. I love the sound of this read aloud:

    "guarding waters, the river-keeper
    spiritual quests must run deeper"

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  14. I feel the peacefulness of the flow, Truedessa. I can almost hear its flow through your words.

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  15. Impressive! Well crafted rhymes (which takes one in, Followed by a reflection. (which draws one in deeper)

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  16. Beautifully sketched. I could get blissfully lost in this wonderful cascade of words ~ sigh ~

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  17. So good. We are on a similar spiritual awakening.

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  18. You are truly a soul, a spirit, of this earth, blessings.

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  19. I found so much soul within your delightful poem that I can relate to.
    Well penned and such an enjoyable read.

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  20. Have to run on deep, at least for the quests that one takes and want to keep.

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  21. Lovely spiritual and mystical writing. I loved it! Your gorgeous photos added to it's beauty. I will be back...I love it here 💮

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