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Disasters, Delights and Other Detours - 19. The River's Course

This is for Valentine's Day, a trifle early. 

Is love so like the river's course,
unswayed, unturning from its stead
where weather and the mountains led
that fate and gravity endorse?

Does love meander, sprawl and spread,
with oxbow broad upon the plain,
which changes with the pelting rain
to flood and find a newer bed?

Might granite face or old moraine
guide all our living as it flows
from springs where inspiration grows
to giggle in the brook's refrain?

Is love the canyon, deep and close
where ardor's shout none can ignore
in thousand-voiced, full-throated roar,
and brief the sun its light bestows?

Aye, love will all our cares contain,
make us serene to all our foes,
as gently breathing current slows
and worries in its banks contain. 

No matter how our fears are fed
by tributaries full of pain,
love's waterways for us remain
to carry us for miles ahead. 

Though hurts may love erode, perforce,
our clay shall turn the waters red
to feed the marshes of the dead
and raise new life unto its source. 

Leave a comment or a rant; both are fine by me. 

Copyright © 2017 Parker Owens; All Rights Reserved.
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I love the imagery, how you make landscape sing of love and loving

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37 minutes ago, Headstall said:

Lovely, Parker... the last three verses fill me up. :heart: 

 

Thank you, Gary.  Happy Valentines Day.

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21 minutes ago, mayday said:

I love the imagery, how you make landscape sing of love and loving

 

I'm you could see it all. Thank you for reading and enjoying this. 

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18 minutes ago, mogwhy said:

:wub: not much more to say than that!

 

Thank you very much. You make me smile.

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6 minutes ago, Valkyrie said:

It's beautiful :wub:  Happy Valentine's Day, my friend.  :hug::kiss: 

 

Thank you, dear Val. And Happy Valentines Day to you, also. 

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Your words will lend a different thought next I am caught out in the rain.

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1 hour ago, dughlas said:

Your words will lend a different thought next I am caught out in the rain.

Let me hope that the rain will be a warm one. Thank you, Dugh, for reading this and for your comments. 

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There is love in much around us. Most definitely in nature. Beautiful imagery.

Happy Valentines Day Parker.

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2 hours ago, AC Benus said:

Lovely; very strong poem :) 

 

Thank you, my friend. Your help made it far stronger. 

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2 hours ago, BlindAmbition said:

There is love in much around us. Most definitely in nature. Beautiful imagery.

Happy Valentines Day Parker.

 

And to you, too, jp. Thank you for taking the time to read and reflect on this. 

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3 hours ago, SolarMaxx said:

This is BEAUTIFUL. I read it twice. Great job @Parker Owens

 

Thank you; your kind words made me smile. I am glad you liked this. 

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Wow.. thank you...Parker with All my heart this fell right into a blanket or Mantel upon My heart ... My thoughts still soaring by these words... the heart singing the unity of loves deeper meaning...!!!:heart::heart::heart::heart::hug:

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6 minutes ago, Dmrman said:

Wow.. thank you...Parker with All my heart this fell right into a blanket or Mantel upon My heart ... My thoughts still soaring by these words... the heart singing the unity of loves deeper meaning...!!!:heart::heart::heart::heart::hug:

 

You are most welcome. Happy Valentines Day! I am very glad you read and enjoyed this poem. 

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❤️ Beautiful, Parker. Bold imagery ... 

Well done, as always.  

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1 hour ago, Defiance19 said:

❤️ Beautiful, Parker. Bold imagery ... 

Well done, as always.  

 

Thank you, Def. I’m glad you liked this. Happy Vakentines Day!

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Very beautiful and provocative for good reason. Love can be described with vast emptiness to full enlightenment. And you have proved it once again with this bold yet lovely vivid poem. Loved it Parker. :heart::heart::heart:

 

~Emi. 

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Thank you, Emi. Most people think of love as the river, not its banks or rocks or definition. It was fun to see it differently. Your comments made me smile. 

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