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Best River Poems

Below are the all-time best River poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of river poems written by PoetrySoup members

Premium Member Crying River
Crying River (The Untold Ballad) 

Undercover waters of rain dash
Cold children, no smiling splash
Tragic sobs, epic force of the mountain rain
Beautiful as it may seem...

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Categories: river, beautiful, cry, deep, freedom,

Premium Member LAKE'S MUSIC

To find solace from misty tides that curve,
In low beats gently weaving their way
Along the coastline where our town rests:
This aging lake I knew as...

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Categories: peace, river, song,

Premium Member The river and I
I move with the river, it moves with me
We move in synchronicity
My thoughts flow with currents
Push my feelings around the bends
It heals my wounds, the...

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Categories: endurance, river,

Premium Member The Last Call
He left his sneakers by the shore
A backpack too, was laid aside
to pick up when the sun had died

He claimed his other gear, instead
The thrill...

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Categories: river, bereavement, death, death of

Premium Member The Bridge
I walk towards you,
as you stand waiting at the center of the bridge.

Beneath my feet, aged timbers span the churning river below.
With each step I...

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Categories: river, adventure, child, growing up,

Premium Member My lacking
I laughed and the world was silent
For it seemed the joke was me
I wished to be a comfort
Yet, it was not meant to be

I stood...

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Categories: emotions, river,

Premium Member When we were young
When we were young
And the world was new
The fields all green
And sky so blue

We were in awe of each new day
Our waking hours were all...

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Categories: river, adventure, blue, child, fun,

Premium Member The Reunion
In the beginning it is just a lovely cloud
Collin comes across her in the coffee house
One of his friends calls his attention
Look, your mom is...

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Categories: river, anxiety, beauty, joy, mother,

Premium Member Romantic Waters
Romance dwells in moving waters
Cerulean lake lapping the shore...
Moonlight cast across the waves
As the sea sings of passion's amour.

Kayaking on the Russian river
In twilight's softest...

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Categories: river, romantic, water,


Heart throbbing, euphoric,
like a giant slalom skier
the river gushes down
winding its reckless way
round obstacles and blind corners
unawed by imposing mountains
till it finally comes to the...

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Categories: analogy, river,

Premium Member LAND OF MINE

Mine is a land of golden rivers
And glowing sunsets that melt your heart 
A long history of native people in harmony 
With lush wildlife and...

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Categories: river, beautiful, nature, ocean, patriotic,

Premium Member SUNG

sung buddhist prayers
released afloat spring rivers
    a skyward mist

Submitted on March 5, 2018, for contest HAIKU, THEME: WATER  sponsored by MICK...

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Categories: river, devotion, inspirational love, prayer,

Swimming in the light;
Rowing etheric rivers,
Soul upon its’ quest.
Color my epiphany
A heavenly tranquil blue.

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Categories: river, color, earth, environment, metaphor,

Love in my veins
Your love flows through my veins
like the Nile River flows through
the sands of Eygpt.
Love flows through my veins
like rivers that break off into endless streams

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Categories: river, beautiful, feelings, for her,

Premium Member A river called Ebola
Thathud, boom boom boom 
Thathud, boom boom boom
I listen
As drums beat in Africa
Voices rise above the pounding
Crying out for their lost
For their feverish
Helpless people...

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Categories: river, africa, bereavement, death, education,

Premium Member River Song
Slowly down the river, autumn leaves are drifting
The constant current lifts me, to where the sun resides
Rock rimmed, and cold,  the waters ever shifting,

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Categories: nature, river,

Premium Member Mississippi Moments
Mississippi Moments

History journeys along with its meandering flow as
a wide birth from bank to bank has eyes straining
trying to see across to the other side,...

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Categories: nostalgia, places, river,

The River
Before the weary pilgrim, flowed a river fair and wide
The way was filled with danger,  he couldn't cross the other side;
So the pilgrim sought...

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Categories: life, boat, journey, river,

A River flows
A river in an African deep jungle,
They saw you and me as foreigners
when we decided to throw our selves 
beneath the waters with our clothes...

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Categories: imagination, dream, dream, river,

Premium Member Egyptian Thoughts
I sometimes think of traveling to a mysterious distant land
To Cairo and the River Nile and walk on Egyptian sand
The Ismalia Folklore Festival brings together...

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Categories: places, river,

Premium Member The River Mersey and The Black Pearl New Brighton
 The River Mersey and The Black Pearl New Brighton 

Let the Caribee and sultry sea call to the pirates bold. 
But on this shore,...

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Categories: river, adventure, beach, boat, imagination,

The Magic River
Deep inside the forest of the Elvin King.
There flows a magic river from an ancient spring.
They say its special waters hold the mystery of youth.

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Categories: river, fantasy, baby, baby, drink,

Premium Member I Am The River
I Am The River…
I am the river;
poured out
of God’s  
celestial pitcher:
a full river;
swollen with His tears.

I am the river;
my banks hold
the flow
of a nation:

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Categories: river, allegory, black african american,

River's Journey
Tired waters push their way through rocks
Rocks hugged by rotting ivy's green
Green surrounds the wild forest's stream,
Stream flows calm, through places unknown...

The river flows to...

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Categories: beauty, nature, peace, river,

River Walk
River Walk 

streaming from heaven
moonbeams stroll on the river …
gazing up at stars  


Contest:     One Solo EPIC Senryu or Haiku...

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Categories: imagery, river, romance, stars,