The River

22 Jul

The river knows no restraint

It has to reach the sea.

From the mountains, when it flows

It revels in its spirit free.

Through jagged rocks and ravines deep

It wears its way along.

The forests smile when they hear

The lyrical lilt of its song.

Mud and silt and fallen leaves

Hold hands in friendly cheer

And race down in a rush and sweep

Without  a speck of fear.

In the plains where they reach

They slow down to catch their breath

From Nature’s lips , they have learnt

Lessons of life and death.

The stillness behind a lofty dam

Is neither right nor real

The river flows  through highs and lows

Till it finds its own level.


Posted by on July 22, 2012 in Poetry, Reflections


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7 responses to “The River

  1. kripal

    August 5, 2012 at 8:26

    Amazing Nadira ji …… Ayirum padasarangal kilungi aluva puzha pinayum ozhuki….

  2. Sue Dreamwalker

    July 23, 2012 at 8:26

    Arrgh we should all learn to flow like a river.. and find their own level… as we twist and turn overcoming obstacles…. You observations are enlightening my friend

  3. P C JAIN

    July 23, 2012 at 8:26

    as sweet and enjoyable as ever

  4. misswhiplash

    July 22, 2012 at 8:26

    that is really rather beautiful…..clever talented lady xxx love P

    • dreamingthruthetwilight

      July 22, 2012 at 8:26

      Thank you Granny. I have to catch up with your “looking back” stories. Will come by soon.:-)

    • dreamingthruthetwilight

      July 22, 2012 at 8:26

      Dear misswhiplash. I’d been having some problem locating your page. But this time I see that by clicking on you name I’m able to get there. So after thanking you for your kind words, that’s where I’m going straightaway:-)

  5. granny1947

    July 22, 2012 at 8:26

    That is so powerful!!!
    Lots of love.


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