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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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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: beautiful, cry, deep, freedom, river, snow,
Form: Ballad



Uncharted Waters

An ocean tumbles through dreams of you. In depths unknown,
I float above. Oh, how I long to dive beneath your surface,  
yet I am...

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Categories: river, appreciation, longing, love, ocean,
Form: Rhyme
Umbrella
*I Will Cry*

If this world really mattered,
Why does it bleed?

I could tell you how much I love you,
But, that will never heal the pain.
I am...

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Categories: river, beautiful, cry, rain,
Form: Dramatic monologue
I want your SEEDS
**"And his name was Jack"**

No one perceives what abides above the clouds. 
A giant, a harp, maybe golden eggs. 
I demand to see and feel...

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Categories: river, adventure, funny, old,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Poetry Collection

Hourglass

Sand falls
Through the glass
Love falls
Within the past
Memories dance
They never last
Head in my hands
As I stare overhead
At the hourglass


Falling Down Stairs

Stairs broken
Wheels unspoken
I fell
Grasping for air
Are...

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Categories: river, art, guitar, humanity, introspection, longing, music,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member She touched the water
My muse
touched the waters
of a spring fed river
She had a special gift to deliver
Releasing the inspiration 
from deep within her
She said “ Drink please witness...

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Categories: river, muse,
Form: Free verse
Pie In The Sky - Dedicated To Andrea Deitrich

guided streams  of bright lights few squeeze through a crystal tight sky 
colours this nature scene brand new a freshly baked pumpkin spiced pie

a...

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Categories: river, beautiful, beauty,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Narcissus meets his Nemesis - A Collab with Victor Buhagiar
POTW 15 July 2018       

              Reverberations...

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Categories: river, desire, mythology, vanity,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Lily of the Nile
Lily of the Nile 

O Lily of the Nile, your enchanting
purple starburst blooms
rise on naked stalks to greet

lovers on their river stroll as
nature lifts their...

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Categories: beauty, flower, river,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Love Becomes An Ocean
Barefoot we spend our time in spring,
Just giggling kids - how sweet the dream
When we, in love are blossoming.
We splash inside a cool fresh stream.
Our...

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Categories: river, love, water,
Form: Lyric
Hot And Cold Comes The Night

LIST POETRY - A FUTURISTIC INTERPRETATION 


You
must know
I cried yesterday 
and I think I broke the world
so I braided some words into twine
planted some sweet...

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Categories: river, depression, heart, introspection, love, romance, romantic,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Oracle
The heron is the color
of a November morning.
Fog wets the river rocks.
Fossils faintly echo
a grey past.
I shall take one stone 
home,
to look
through its waterworn hole
and...

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Categories: river, nature, time,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member From Dovecote Hill
FROM DOVECOTE HILL

From Dovecote Hill, my thoughts spill down on drowsy mill-town streets
and run the maze of alleyways where once my youthful feet
traced winding paths...

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Categories: river, home, memory, youth,
Form: Rhyme
Cradled in the Arms of Midnight
Aloft, the gem was mounted in black velvet skies
A refulgent pearl, surrounded by glistening stars
Cradled in the arms of midnight, it hung in disguise,
exquisite as...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: river, moon,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Within the depths of my vacant soul
When she walked by my side on a lonely road
And took me to the other side, much more verdant,
Through the barren lands of scorched desert,

Clueless...

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Categories: river, love hurts,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Lesson In Love
"How to tame the madness"

As I sit here, with intense dirty desire,
Tonight I think of you (the moon and stars)
To you, I send a redolent...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: river, fantasy, love, passion, romantic, sensual, sexy,
Form: Alliteration
Premium Member WORKSHOP POEM: GRAND TOUR TO FAIRYLAND
WORKSHOP POEM: GRAND TOUR TO FAIRYLAND


Sprinkled-rainbow clouds reign above the skies,
peeping yellow in-between wrinkled pillars 
shine like bulbs to crash the net of fog
attached to...

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Categories: river, beautiful, fantasy, imagery, journey, joy, magic,
Form: Personification
Premium Member I Slipped On A Tear Drop
I  s l i p p e d  on a teardrop and landed in her arms. She never knew how much I needed...

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© Lu Loo  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: river, death, sister, suicide,
Form: Haibun
Premium Member - Just Be Grateful -

Praying for the day I meet  heaven 
You being there sharing this moment
In paradise here I come with open arms 

Listening to the song...

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Categories: river, beauty, blessing, dream, heart, , Lullaby,
Form: Free verse
A Good Cry

i wait at the river for the cry of the loon
                             ...

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Categories: river, introspection,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member - Trapped In The Past -




Escape from a world of unhappiness and sorrow
Days and weeks pass and I realize that I despise this cold hole

Let me be ...

Trapped not only...

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Categories: river, dark, deep, emotions, lost,
Form: Couplet
Windowpanes
An ancient river, centuries-old shops and restaurants steeped in a 2000-year history and 
culture set the scene. The ambiance seemed divinely contrived to facilitate the...

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© Jim Fish  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: river, caregiving, friendship, hope, introspection, philosophytime, autumn,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member AFRICAN ANTHOLOGY




walking gracefully  
with a pendulum movement ~
a herd of giraffes   

the mass migration
crocodiles at the river~
food for the taking

gazelles are running ...

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Categories: river, africa, animal, nature, water,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member All In All, True Magnificent Treasures Given
All In All, True Magnificent Treasures Given

Luscious the fruits, beautiful under moonlit beams
firmly planted roots, outstandingly hot, lush-sent dreams
all in all, glorified visions, heavenly sent
treasured...

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© Teppo Gren  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: river, beautiful, creation, deep, desire, devotion, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member All In All, True Magnificent Treasures Given - a collaboration with Robert and Teppo


Luscious the fruits, beautiful under moonlit beams
firmly planted roots, outstandingly hot, lush-sent dreams
all in all, glorified visions, heavenly sent
treasured deeply with rapture stored, sweet love-nights...

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Categories: river, appreciation, beautiful, desire, passion, romantic love,
Form: Rhyme