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Don't know what made me think of this, but it seems  rivers around the world are drying up or are being used indiscriminately.

It's sad to see whole countries thirsting for clean water and people dying for the lack of it.
WATERFALLS, RIVERS AND DROUGHT The frenzied forces of cold, icy streams detonate explosively on the rocks below. Their rapid currents wreak havoc on logjams caught in crevasses beneath the mist and rainbowed spray. We blink in awe to see this spectacular remonstration of pretentious power abruptly become whirling vortexes of descending splash downs. But then, almost as quickly, this despoiler settles and begins to accumulate in multitudes of rippling bubbles and froth immediately bleeding onto the embankment promptly losing much of its potential goodness swooshed as sucking sounds into the wild soils of the firmament. What survives roams free and for awhile flows in any direction, with no beginning, no end as the river turns into riverlets Eddying on without any selected steering. The rains that used to drip down from the mountain top cry to see the diversions of the most glorious river dissipate and dry up knowing that the drought which has appeared can not adequately supply sustenance to a parched soil. For that sunbaked soil to be reclaimed the river must continue to extend its reach and water the seeds of new growth. and use its silt to fertilize the new life that waits anticipating its turn in creation's timetable. CAK 6-04-2012 Revised 6-18-2013

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Date: 9/15/2013 9:56:00 AM
bravo......I love a good river poem and you wrote about it eloquently. the title really caught my eye also. we are kindred spirits.
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Date: 8/26/2013 5:30:00 PM
Your words have depicted natures beauty with eloquence.
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Date: 8/7/2013 5:45:00 PM
Very descriptive and expressive work that you have penned..The ever constant circle of life..Enjoyed reading this eve..Sara
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Date: 7/30/2013 6:29:00 PM
The language really reflects the roiling waters. Excellent. SuZ
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Date: 6/21/2013 8:25:00 PM
I like the way you used the words "The frenzied forces"... the imagery there pulled me in like waters with no control. epic change, all around, and the cycle it must continue on and on.... enjoyed... LINDA
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Date: 6/21/2013 3:01:00 PM
You invoke the majesty and tragedy of the natural world in this poem. I enjoyed reading it! Peace & Blessings Matthew Anish 1
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Date: 6/19/2013 8:10:00 AM
Magnificent detail and imagery. I was pulled into a great imaginative journey as nature unfolds it's majesty. Excellent :)
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Date: 6/18/2013 6:54:00 AM
What a wonderful depiction of the abundance of nature and water, followed by the depletion of drought. Enjoyed this lovely free verse.
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Date: 6/17/2013 4:29:00 PM
Vivid description here! The last line "drives the fingernail into the heart" - which has been said about the rubai form. Soup Mail Matthew Anish
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Date: 6/17/2013 10:54:00 AM
Thank you, Shadow.
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Date: 6/17/2013 10:41:00 AM
The vulgarities of weather. Ever changing makes this a lovely poem TFS enjoyed it Shadow x
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