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I Know This River

I know this river. 

It flows up from there down to here, 
and slips around to the other side.
I have skipped stones at its banks,
and pulled branches from its currents, 
drew pictures in its muddy shore.

I know this river, and it Knows me.

It calls to me from distant places, it
remembers my name, and sings to
me in my dreams.

This river speaks to me from oceans and
lakes.  I hear its voice in my sink,
it song in my tub, it whispers to me
in my morning shower.

This river knows me, and I know this river.

It called to me as a boy and
 it calls to me as a man. 
This river and I flow together, 
seperate and meet again.

I know this river, and it knows me.

This river is my soul.

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  1. Date: 11/19/2012 11:44:00 AM
    This is an exceptionally well crafted poem... easy to read and maintains intrigue throughout. You write well, my friend.... This one reminds me somewhat of one of mine... "And So It Is With Love" written some time ago. Some of the same vibes exist in both pieces.... I hope you enjoy it as I yours.... Jake

  1. Date: 11/13/2012 3:26:00 PM
    Such a gem to read and the imagery of the river captivates! Beautiful, like a song that is part of you.

  1. Date: 11/12/2012 7:25:00 PM
    Hi Darrel, really nice write. Rollo

  1. Date: 11/11/2012 3:15:00 AM
    this is amazing Darrel, i see this as an artery of life...

  1. Date: 11/10/2012 8:10:00 AM
    "This river is my soul"... beautifully written, my friend! Kudos... Jack

  1. Date: 11/10/2012 3:28:00 AM
    Very well written Darrel! I love how you started with the description, building up suspense and finally the reveal. Nice!

  1. Date: 11/9/2012 4:48:00 PM
    Darrel, wow..your soul flows very smoothly .... enjoyed your poem...pd

  1. Date: 11/9/2012 3:46:00 PM
    Fantastic..passionate and glorious! Congratulations on a great write! As a lover of the sea--I can relate to this!