RIVER POEMS

Beautiful River
And he showed me a pure River of Water of Life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the Throne of God and of the Lamb." -- Rev. xxii. 1


Shall we gather at the river
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Robert Wadsworth Lowry

At the River
Shall we gather at the river,
Where bright angel feet have trod,
With its crystal tide for ever flowing
by the throne of God?
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Robert Wadsworth Lowry

River Lilies
Saw a boy three lilies white,
Lilies in the river,
Half heart-open to the light,
Full of golden arrows bright,
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Remembering South Of The River
South river good
Landscape old once know well
Sunrise river flower red bear fire
Spring come river water green like lily
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Bai Juyi

In Michael Robinsâ??s Class Minus One
At the desk where the boy sat, he sees the Chicago River.
It raises its hand.
It asks if metaphor should burn.
He says fire is the basis for all forms of the mouth.
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Bob Hicok

Ford O' Kabul River
Kabul town's by Kabul river --
Blow the bugle, draw the sword --
There I lef' my mate for ever,
Wet an' drippin' by the ford.
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Rudyard Kipling

Separation On The River Kiang
Ko-Jin goes west from Ko-kaku-ro,
The smoke-flowers are blurred over the river.
His lone sail blots the far sky.
And now I see only the river,
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Ezra Pound

East River
Dour river
Jaded with monotony of lights
Diving off mast heads….
Lights mad with creating in a river… turning its sullen back…
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Lola Ridge

The River Of Rivers In Connecticut
There is a great river this side of Stygia
Before one comes to the first black cataracts
And trees that lack the intelligence of trees.

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Wallace Stevens

On The Bluff
O grandly flowing River!
O silver-gliding River!
Thy springing willows shiver
In the sunset as of old;
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John Hay

River Moons
THE DOUBLE moon, one on the high back drop of the west, one on the curve of the river face,
The sky moon of fire and the river moon of water, I am taking these home in a basket, hung on an elbow, such a teeny weeny elbow, in my head.
I saw them last night, a cradle moon, two horns of a moon, such an early hopeful moon, such a child's moon for all young hearts to make a picture of.
The river-I remember this like a picture-the river was the upper twist of a written question mark.
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Carl Sandburg

Ask Me
Some time when the river is ice ask me
mistakes I have made. Ask me whether
what I have done is my life. Others
have come in their slow way into
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William Stafford

River-Mates
I'll be an otter, and I'll let you swim
A mate beside me; we will venture down
A deep, dark river, when the sky above
Is shut of the sun; spoilers are we,
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Padraic Colum

Where Go The Boats?
Dark brown is the river,
Golden is the sand.
It flows along for ever,
With trees on either hand.
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Robert Louis Stevenson

The River
The river I have under my tongue,
Unimaginable water, my little boat,
And curtains lowered, let's speak.

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Paul Eluard

For Three Whose Reflex Was Yes
Nobody I know is a god. A mother and son
fall into the river's million hands, the river's
smash and grab. They go under, climb the ropeless
water up, wave, open their mouths and scream
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Bob Hicok

The river and its waves are one
The river and its waves are one
surf: where is the difference between the river and its waves?

When the wave rises,
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Kabir

Willow Poem
It is a willow when summer is over,
a willow by the river
from which no leaf has fallen nor
bitten by the sun
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William Carlos Williams

My River runs to thee
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My River runs to thee-
Blue Sea! Wilt welcome me?
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Emily Dickinson

Spring On The River
O sun, shine hot on the river;
For the ice is turning an ashen hue,
And the still bright water is looking through,
And the myriad streams are greeting you
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Archibald Lampman

Poems About

alone, america, angel, anger, baby, beach, beautiful, beauty, believe, brother, butterfly, car, change, chicago, childhood, cinderella, courage, crazy, dance, daughter, death, depression, dream, family, fire, freedom, friend, future, girl, god, graduation, greed, haiku, happiness, happy, heaven, hero, home, hope, identity, joy, june, kiss, laughter, life, lonely, loss, lost, love, marriage, memory, mirror, money, mother, murder, music, nature, night, paris, passion, peace, poverty, power, racism, rain, remember, respect, river, rose, school, sick, sister, sleep, soldier, song, sonnet, spring, star, success, summer, sun, swimming, sympathy, time, together, travel, trust, truth, war, work,

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