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River Poems | Examples of River Poetry

River Poems. Below are examples of poems about rivers. This list of river poems is composed of the works of modern international poet members of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of river poetry. This list of works about river is an excellent resource for examples on how to write river poems.

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List of River Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Healing Waters Kathryn Tsosie Blank verse river, appreciation, blessing, earth, health,
SOLIS BLEU CREEKS AND STREAMS Allan Terry Burlesque river,
Premium Member Poem Cleansing Heidi Sands Free verse autumn, nature, peace, river,
Premium Member Poem River Of Peace Charlieku Carol Connell Haiku god, heart, peace, river,
River Sages M. L. Kiser Nonet river, appreciation, earth, environment, nature,
River of love sneha nair Free verse river, beautiful, betrayal, love, lust,
Premium Member Poem RAINFOREST ANTHOLOGY Tom Cunningham Haiku river, animal, insect, nature, rainforest,
Beyond Kurt Philip Behm Free verse river,
Premium Member Poem RIVER OF LOVE Demetrios Trifiatis Monoku love, ocean, river,
The cliff and the river Sakushla Gunaseka Blank verse river, sea, water,

Childhood Waters
by Hannah Rothen
I took a stroll one hot summer day
The sun glared with its hot rays 
As I walked beside the flowing waters of the river
At the...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: child, childhood, river, water,

Loving the Tao of Laozi
by Anil Deo
When women were without say or station
whether at birth ("on the ground") or widowed
Always under the authority of men or a son
Master Kong was advised,...

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Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: river, child abuse, environment, flower,

Hoo Noo
by Rico Leffanta
I met a girl in Cibecue
Who did not quite know what to do
Then down by the river
She turned Indian-giver
And I ended up with the flu...

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Limerick | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: river, beauty, giggle, girl, health,

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A Shallow Excuse
by ilene bauer
A friend had booked a river cruise,
The Elbe the go-to river,
But got this message: “Sorry, but
This trip we can’t deliver.”

It seems that Europe’s waterways,
Due to...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: river,

River
by Alessia Jay
I found myself by a river, 
on the day I wished to die.

I found myself by a river, 
the place you’d always cry.

I found myself...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: river, death, farewell, moving on,

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Towards Autumn and Winter
by Victor Buhagiar
Dusk fell slowly as the sun set,
No rain along the river course.
The wan moon rose with no regret,
The currents flowed without great force.

High whitish clouds...

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Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: boat, river,

Alone and alone
by Xuefeng Pan
At that moment, when I stood on the shore
It seemed that I was A representative of mankind
Facing the time passing by no words or no...

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Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: river, emotions, fate, humanity, loneliness,

CELTIC RIVER CALDER
by Tony Hargreaves
Sooted mills, snickets, back-to-backs.
Chaos crammed into a valley's groin.
Industry's muscle now master.

Locals need the bread so do the graft.
Their clogs clatter along gloomy ginnels
of terraces...

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Blank verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: environment, pollution, river, water,

River Song
by M. L. Kiser
Flowing river of silver light; play your eternal song.  

World traveler on a mission; quench the thirst of many souls.

Endearing river, sign your name...

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Sijo | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: earth, environment, nature, river,

Watch The Miracle Unfold
by Anna M Shepard
The stars, they do twinkle
above in the sky
As the moon ascends
into the night
Through mountain passes
the fog is does bend
Caressing... reshaping
as it descends
The river runs through...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: moon, mountains, nature, river,

The River
by Akanksha Barthwal
The gush water in early spring
 From the rivers that run down the valley of mine.
 I shall call she, because she is like mother...

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Prose Poetry | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: river, beautiful, childhood, god, mother,

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RIVER OF LOVE
by Demetrios Trifiatis








The river,

that fed the sea of their love has run dry

and now

their thirsty for affection hearts

pray to Eros for the rain of warmheartedness 

to come!








©...

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Monoku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: love, river, sea,

MY HOMETOWN
by Anisha Dutta

                    MY HOME TOWN  ...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: appreciation, home, river,

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LAND OF MINE
by Line Gauthier


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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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: river, beautiful, nature, ocean, patriotic,

one night at Skipper Dan's Lunchtable
by Allan Terry
she stood in the window and sung
this to the world
"I am a walrus
the fish in the sea
I am a walrus
ruh1, ruh !
you see
I am a...

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Ballad | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: river, adventure, beach, courage, fish,

SEA BRIDS AND THE BEACH
by kurtis scott aka curtis futch jr
they fly high
up in the sky
fly down and around
some land
on there feet
 mabe  its for sleep
its
SEA BRIDS AND THE BEACH
...

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Prose Poetry | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: river,

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Water
by Joseph Soper
deafening vista
ardent curtain meets talus
patient ocean waits 


14-Aug-18
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Haiku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: ocean, river, water,

Riparia
by Trey Hamner
Oft moving betwixt 
Forests, hills, mountains, and ground
I admire transfixed






               ...

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Haiku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: river, appreciation, creation, earth, nature,

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SHIFTING
by Line Gauthier


shifting mountains
autumn's reflection
in the river



posted on August 11, 2018...

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Haiku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: river, autumn, mountains, nature, peace,

Dark River
by T.I.R.O. JY
Dark river
The still
Lost stories
The will

Nightjar or skylark
The water doesn’t care
Moonshine or sunlight
Don’t you dare

Questions for the waters?

Too many words unspoken
Too many secrets stolen
Too many tears...

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Dramatic Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: river, dark, fate, history, lost,