THE RIVER IS WIDE

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The river is wide, silent and still.
Boats bob gently as the current
ripples and tickles the bank.
Who is to thank for serenity?
If peace is found on a tranquil rivulet,
to whom shall we give praise?
On days such as this, bliss
is a gift generously given to those
who are joyful in their living.
Soft and comforting, angels who sing
would fall short of such wonder.
Under a broken sky, I listen for words
spoken softly as if trying to hide.
The river is wide, silent and still!

© Walter J. Wojtanik – 2016

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Presented for dVerse Poets Pub – Open Link Night #168

 

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21 thoughts on “THE RIVER IS WIDE

  1. “Under a broken sky, I listen for words”—-so, so lovely. And, yes, they do sometimes seem as if they are trying to hide, but what joy when we find them!

  2. I specially admire this part:

    On days such as this, bliss
    is a gift generously given to those
    who are joyful in their living.

    Thanks for joining us at OLN ~

  3. The ripple and tickle of the river – indeed, I love walking by the river. Back in England, we live close to the river Thames and I recite from Wind in the Willows whenever I walk past there (which was inspired by that river).

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