Archive for May 23, 2013

Swollen River V   4 comments

Small green leaves

rest upon bedrock

as a creek flows gently and barely

over it en route to

the river quite near by,

just a few yards away,

where the journey does cease.

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The creek water is clear,

unlike the brown river

swollen by rains

which, without any pains,

have turned it from a relative sliver

with many exposed rocks,

often with turtles sunning on them,

into this roaring brown torrent

falling over and obscuring the bedrock.

—–

Yet now I notice joyfully

a plethora of trees doing what I suppose

they have done more often than not:

Drinking deeply of the river

as it feeds their roots which have grown

low to the water.

These trees imbibe the water of life.

And I, staring at them,

do, for a time,

forget that anywhere there is strife.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

MAY 23, 2013 COMMON ERA

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https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/05/05/swollen-river/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/05/06/swollen-river-ii/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/05/14/swollen-river-iii-one-week-later/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/05/22/swollen-river-iv/

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