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River Poems | Examples of River Poetry

River Poems - Examples of all types of river poetry to share and read. This list of new poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous poem examples for river.
Premium Member hold on
To love, to joy, to that verdant spring day To catfish, Ruth, Penny and Tennessee And even the monster that got away You have always been there to comfort me You've been there for me–for eternity Cold rocks and smooth...Read More
Categories: river, time,
Form: Quintain (English)



Lake by my side
Lake by my side ...... Dry empty arid Is the lake besides me Swollen by us ... only...Read More
Categories: river, angst, corruption, dark, drink,
Form: Haiku
NATURAL CANTATA poetrix
Wonderful hearing, aleggro andante of the running river in triumphal cantata, ...Read More
Categories: river, allegory, allusion, analogy, appreciation,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Night Sounds
While gazing at wonders of star gleams, listened to wild quail as they cooed dreams. Up and down dry riverbed came cries of night birds exploring darkened skies. Warm-blanket sounds to erase day's rush Slowly sounds fade, night deepens to...Read More
Categories: river, appreciation, beauty, dream, night,
Form: Couplet
life IS stream a river
Life is a enormous liquid stream, a thriller in it we are simple castaway, swimmers we are dragged by it as in a river ...Read More
Categories: river, adventure, allegory, allusion, analogy,
Form: Light Verse



Premium Member Visitors
scampering, scurrying rushing back and forth anxious looks, beads of sweat merge into rivulets the significance of the moment ...Read More
Categories: anxiety, planet, river,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Climate Change
I built a mountain to collect dew. Glaciers are formed when ice and water glue. Sculpt valleys out of the rock face of hills. River canyons run ophidian to the spills God constructed this beauty. Humans build their homes from sooty Farm...Read More
Categories: analogy, beauty, river,
Form: Rhyme
2 Haiku
Haiku One winds turn, grass bends north flowing river leans forward calm follows low lands Haiku Two fathomed depths find birth nature at home, ocean spawns dawn arrives weary...Read More
Categories: birth, nature, ocean, river,
Form: Haiku
Humility and hope
Humility and hope By Michelle Morris 06/11/2022 Please be patient, honey It'll all get better in time Embrace your contemplation Making wishes all the while Life is like a river flowing You never touch the same water twice You can choose to swim...Read More
Categories: river, analogy, humanity, life, motivation,
Form: Rhyme
The-Diamond-River
The Diamond River, bright and blue The Diamond River, bold and true It shines and glows, like morning dew Every day, there's something new Many wonders, never few It holds a treasure for me and you A lost little boy, in...Read More
Categories: beauty, nature, river,
Form: Monorhyme
Premium Member Canoeing on the Current River
Our riverbank launch at dawn where dense forest chills the breeze, where cottonwood leaves flutter like wings, and weeping willow penumbras tease. Glistening, rippling turquoise water churns. Crystal swirling pools symphonic and aglow, elliptic aluminum crafts coast over craggy stones, riverbed...Read More
Categories: river, allegory, dream, extended metaphor,
Form: Pastoral
Premium Member PERSPECTIVE OF NONSENSE
Once upon a time but not so long ago, A man sat by a pond dangling his big toe. A rather large fish enjoying his daily swim, Noticed the mans big toe that kept enticing him. The man saw...Read More
Categories: appreciation, fishing, imagery, river,
Form: Rhyme
Mountain To Valley's
It is a living thing And life-giving. This water, a time echoes First raised from seed. Greenly rustled up to A bowed world through. Of each herbivorous thirst. Goat's; bison's; deer's. Manoeuvres to the end Boulder, sharp bend; As any irrepressive Force for good can. ...Read More
Categories: river,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Weaving Its Way
A leaf weaving its way down a flowing stream skitters windswept 'cross an autumnal lawn Once detached from a twig its life...Read More
Categories: golf, grief, river, wind,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member November Swapping
the eye-catching leaves strutting in the gentle breeze~ November spotlights leaves spin to silence as they sway among the trees~ bright thirsty blossoms floral leaf coated make a motion to the stream~ golden craving blooms cold first migration...Read More
Categories: analogy, appreciation, autumn, river,
Form: Haiku

Specific Types of River Poems

Definition | What is River in Poetry?