Sunday, October 09, 2011

One Single Impression: River

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River of Tears

I lay down my head
I hope to sleep
My river runs high
High with tears I've shed
Shed those tears for you

Dreaming I hear you call
From the other side
That river I'll cross
Meet your arms to abide
River is my dowry for you

Oh were it to come true
Then true to you I'd be
Tears of joy would shout
Years of love we could share
River never running dry

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Prompt word, River, suggested by Ramesh at A Little More Than Ordinary..
Find more poems at
One Single Impression using "River" as prompt

The photo was previously published here on Thursday, September 07, 2006 (link
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It is of the Bayou Lafourche (prounounced la-foosh) near Napoleonville, Louisiana. Bayou Lafourche starts at Donaldsonville and runs down into the Gulf of Mexico.

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19 Comments:

At Sunday, October 09, 2011 12:06:00 AM, Blogger Kremo said...

Really mellow sentiment ! Love it !

 
At Sunday, October 09, 2011 3:49:00 AM, Blogger anthonynorth said...

Beautiful, heartfelt words.

 
At Sunday, October 09, 2011 7:29:00 AM, Blogger Sandra said...

very nice...!!

 
At Sunday, October 09, 2011 8:15:00 AM, Blogger Harshad mehta said...

"Years of love we could share
River never running dry"

may it come true!

Smooth flowing.

 
At Sunday, October 09, 2011 10:57:00 AM, Blogger gautami tripathy said...

Beautiful...


much

 
At Sunday, October 09, 2011 12:42:00 PM, Blogger Morning said...

very beautiful.

 
At Sunday, October 09, 2011 2:00:00 PM, Blogger Cassiopeia Rises said...

Jim my friend, this is beautiful. Hope you get across.


Melanie

 
At Sunday, October 09, 2011 3:38:00 PM, Anonymous mareymercy said...

River is my dowry for you

I love that line!

 
At Sunday, October 09, 2011 10:16:00 PM, Blogger The Write Girl said...

A river of tears...so very touching Jim. You've hit an emotional chord with this one!!

 
At Monday, October 10, 2011 1:08:00 AM, Blogger Amity said...

At first stanza, I read a beautiful loop poem...then I was lost in transit...:)

The words are as touching like how a river flows...

 
At Monday, October 10, 2011 7:23:00 AM, Blogger Nanka said...

A lot of emotions all soft and sweet with much feel!! Beautiful Jim!!

 
At Monday, October 10, 2011 8:43:00 AM, Blogger Jim said...

Thank you, Amity. Now I have switched the sixth and seventh lines hoping it will flow better. I hope that will make the loop poem's flow less stilted.

I've had it both ways. The way you saw it helped a bit with my scan rhyme scheme. I think the capitalization of the first letters may also hurt its flow.

Thank you again,
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At Monday, October 10, 2011 11:41:00 AM, Blogger Ramesh Sood said...

I loved it ji... you took the river flowing so well.. lovely lines these:

River is my dowry to you...

Thanks!!

 
At Monday, October 10, 2011 7:46:00 PM, Blogger SandyCarlson said...

Such tenderness! Beautiful.

 
At Tuesday, October 11, 2011 6:25:00 AM, Blogger Lisa at Greenbow said...

A lot of longing here. Sometimes things (rivers) keep us apart.

 
At Wednesday, October 12, 2011 8:54:00 AM, Blogger audrey` said...

Wow! The sky is so blue. The poem is so beautiful :)

 
At Wednesday, October 12, 2011 9:52:00 PM, Blogger Teri C said...

Wow Jim you poured your heart and soul in this one. Love the sentiment.

Good to hear from you on my art blog. As you now know we just arrived at our winter home in AZ. I also have had bronchitis for a month but I hope to get back in the groove soon.

 
At Thursday, October 13, 2011 2:42:00 PM, Anonymous ms pie said...

so happy to have stopped by! truly jim one of your finest!!!...

 
At Friday, October 14, 2011 11:29:00 AM, Blogger Susie Clevenger said...

Beautiful..yet sad...I love this line...River is my dowry for you...nice work

 

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