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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 Never Smile at a Crocodile
“Times have passed cheques (checks) are surpassed We now have online banking. In my day if they didn’t wanna pay, all you heard was The last line of this poem” ...Read More
Categories: river,
Form: Senryu



Premium Member Bear Care
cubs getting hungry salmon swimming up the stream easy catch for bear ...Read More
Categories: river, animal, baby, caregiving, fish,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Spent Treasure
Spent Treasure Julius Caesar desired Brittania not its tin for soldiers weaponry but for an island strung with pearls the rarest and most prized of gems he would face the channel storms Caesar’s lust for jewels and gold with captives sent...Read More
Categories: river, beauty, class, environment, history,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Our Destiny
a person’s path of least resistance is described as our destiny the outcome as predetermined as a river’s...Read More
Categories: river, creation, destiny, god, humanity,
Form: Monoku
Premium Member As the Sun Goes Down
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The river, in her generous curves, shines blue amid the leafy green. She brings the sound of frolicking water to the percussion of the tree canopy. In this way she invites the soul to dance...Read More
Categories: river, sun, sunset,
Form: Haibun



Fulfilling the Command
On a bench in the sun, With the river close by, I can get something done (Or at least I can try). For out here I unwind As I soak up the rays And I’m likely to find Something I can...Read More
Categories: river, writing,
Form: Rhyme
If My Heart Were A Rose Garden
If my heart were a rose garden I would pick one satin rose everyday, for my ravishing ruby beloved, whose heart beats in delicate violets, whose gaze sings me lavender lullabies, whose touch I crave like someone dying in Sahara, whose face...Read More
Categories: river, beauty, devotion, heart, longing,
Form: Romanticism
The Pull and Pull Of a Fisherman
I mouth the words and giggle, shrill and bright Just how you like it. I make sure to take all the corresponding steps, to walk this sugar-glazed path Tongue on your neck I make sure everything’s in...Read More
Categories: angst, fish, river,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Into the River
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ walking into the river the water does my thinking ...Read More
Categories: river,
Form: Monoku
Premium Member Where the River Leads
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ some days are set before us unordered-- go where the river leads ...Read More
Categories: river,
Form: Monoku
Premium Member To Be A River
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I have kept still like a stone, a tree, a dirt road, quiet and stoic yet I am wishing to gurgle and dance and oh, to be a river ...Read More
Categories: joy, river,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member The Ancient Druid
The Druid lived far from people in a simple cave once or twice a year he came down to sell his potions trinkets and bits and bops said to cure all ills. He would sit with others...Read More
Categories: river, blessing, dark, friend, mountains,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member babies
babies on her back the possum crossed the river a log was her bridge ...Read More
Categories: river, animal, baby, meaningful, mother,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Howe Meadow ITQ
Written: January 22, 2024 _________________________________________ I hear the wild cry as I sleep, no roaming goats or gulls or sheep. Tire them out, no trace of dread...Read More
Categories: river, analogy, appreciation, bird, flying,
Form: Quatorzain
Premium Member Flowing Waters
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ How lovely and how strange a river is. A river is a river, always there, and yet the water flowing through it is never the same water and is never still. It’s always changing and...Read More
Categories: introspection, river,
Form: Haibun

Specific Types of River Poems

Definition | What is River in Poetry?