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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 Beneath Them Steady Waters Still Are Flowing
During colder winters the river freezes over A vast sheet of ice spreading shore to shore While the traffic awaits March’s spring thaw, Old boatmen share traditional waterway lore And skaters, cautiously marking the depths, Note where the ice is...Read More
Categories: boat, river, sports, winter,
Form: Sonnet



Premium Member Crossing the river
Crossing the river, we shiver For the water is cold Each tremor, not the same quiver So how may it be told Granting life flow consent At each moment present Transmit blissful intent Taker or giver Crossing the river 29-November-2021 Quietus ...Read More
Categories: fun, joy, river,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Analogy Of Life
I make life slow like a river meeting the sea mingle with the boundless essence of the fathomless vastness of tranquility. I make life quiet like a rolling raindrop on leaf listen calmly the symphony of the soul in the...Read More
Categories: analogy, life, rain, river,
Form: Verse
Premium Member W A T E R F A L L S
***Waterfalls*** A river’s passage to rock-walled heights of mountain clifts to no longer find a straightway ahead along more accepting ground but to be soon upset at the sudden edge’s denial of place where The dynamic...Read More
Categories: river, change, identity, imagery, life,
Form: Prose Poetry
Location
My home is small but cozy. My furniture is old. It’s all in need of sprucing up, Or so I have been told. But just a block of walking Brings the river into view Where benches sit there waiting – There’s...Read More
Categories: home, river,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member MY SPIRIT SOULS LIKE A RAISING RIVER FLOW-
That's the song, like his soul running Vertical spirit housed All outside at the same time Within his breath on course Best patterned reminisce spontaneous force Having a course of action as a river flowing Throughout body encased without Winding river breathless...Read More
Categories: life, metaphor, river, voyage,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member River Flows
River flows, where does it...Read More
Categories: river, time,
Form: Free verse
nautilus II
A chambered shell with each a secret Lies memory dwells spiraling down deep and only the Infinity knows what is kept in each a secret that lies dreaming kept in a chambers coil this heart...Read More
Categories: river, allegory, allusion, analogy, art,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Tardy Bliss
it's the golden hour young duck swimming afternoon hard rain patters down the sun yet shines on duck revelry in late bath green river frolic drought endured so long but blooms and smiles are coming I've had days like this...Read More
Categories: river, animal, fun, happiness, nature,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member I've Been Angling
We stowed behind an enormous flint wall. Men are battling for control of the appall. Our covering bastion shuddered and shook. Brief, yet oddly comfy, relief from the brook. While grizzly bears wailed in the dimness. We were...Read More
Categories: river, analogy, beautiful, cheer up,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member An Emerald Pond
Coastline of the peat swamp is obscuring. In addition, the shadow of a lone angler. Water lilies turn purple as the sun is setting. Avoid being stung by sedge and strangler. I'm up to...Read More
Categories: river, analogy, anger, fish, fishing,
Form: Terzanelle
The Unknown Woman of the Seine
She. Serenity’s relief adheres to alabaster sleep from the rivers own pale fruit. There is majesty in the tides annihilation that polishes cheek and lip. A smile as slight as sanctity anoints reflections saturated, ineffable. Not even...Read More
Categories: river, death, history, loss, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Chilly And Dark
A faultless tributary lowered in frigid water. There is no exact development profound inside. The chaotic life above is evaporating blunter. Inside, the eternal silence is deafening, sighed. The lake, in every case near the hustle of life. How...Read More
Categories: river, analogy, character, confusion, magic,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member This Wild Water
What of this water, this reason, this rhyme coursing over minds, our hands, our land; that takes no shape yet changes for all time waking to the wisdom for what is grand. A symphony of atoms, pulses and flow...Read More
Categories: river, god, nature, ocean, power,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member The River
A faint quietness plagues the woods endless. A gunshot-like cracking a jagged stillness. Through exotic woodlands, in the darkness. Grassy to the swollen water's edge mess. A slight mist floats across the shining surface. The...Read More
Categories: analogy, beauty, earth, river,
Form: Monorhyme

Specific Types of River Poems

Definition | What is River in Poetry?