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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  
Hoo Noo Rico Leffanta Limerick river, beauty, giggle, girl, health,
Premium Member Poem A Shallow Excuse ilene bauer Rhyme river,
River Alessia Jay Rhyme river, death, farewell, moving on,
Premium Member Poem Towards Autumn and Winter Victor Buhagiar Verse boat, river,
Alone and alone Xuefeng Pan Verse river, emotions, fate, humanity, loneliness,
CELTIC RIVER CALDER Tony Hargreaves Blank verse environment, pollution, river,
River Song M. L. Kiser Sijo earth, environment, nature, river,
Watch The Miracle Unfold Anna M Shepard Rhyme moon, mountains, nature, river,
The River Akanksha Barthwal Prose Poetry river, beautiful, childhood, god, mother,
Premium Member Poem RIVER OF LOVE Demetrios Trifiatis Monoku 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,

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A spot down by the river
by Heidi Sands

I found myself a spot, down by the river
Where I could change direction of thoughts that flow
Maybe it wouldn’t be so rough and I would...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: appreciation, river, solitude,

Paradise
by Aaliyah Salia
"I hope for a hereafter, where there would be four rivers,
one of clear water, one of milk, one of honey and one of wine.

a place...

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I do not know? | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: river, deep, faith, paradise, peace,

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Stalked by August Trees
by Gerald Dillenbeck
Every time I change directions
lately, and possibly beforely,
Trees stand by to mentor
and nurture,
to feed with branched hands
to bleed when uprooted
from aptic past centuries
of hibernating winter...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: river, august, community, food, health,

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Grand Canyon
by David Drowley
In western skies, an eagle soars, at ease.
Below, the curving Colorado flows,
Winding its way through deep and dusty seas
Carving canyon walls steep, through tracts of...

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

Terrasse Dufferin
by judith kerttula

As the night air warmed us,
The music had drawn us,
To the ambience of the Terrasse Dufferin.

We were mesmerized in awe,
To all that we saw,
As the...

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

Metric Rhythm
by Subimal Sinha-Roy
A good poetry emanates from the heart of the poet, vibrates in its rhythm that resonates in the mind of the reader. The form of...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: poems, poetry, river, simile,

Little Stream Without a Name
by Lindsay Laurie
A day that’s spent in the forest is a day that’s heaven-sent,
with the air so crisp and clean with ample shade,
where Mother Nature’s in control...

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

Water
by M. L. Kiser
Water
Life giver
Happy Traveler
Cleansing liquid relief
Water.
...

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Cinqku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: earth, nature, ocean, river,

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Two Tanka
by Rick Parise
a camp fire burns gold
burdened of laden snowfall
naughty pines standing
still as a whispered promise
awaiting a warm embrace

soon a new season
crystalline colored sunbeams
dancing her first dance
along...

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Tanka | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: fire, love, nature, river,

The River
by judith kerttula

It doesn't matter that your waters are not clearly blue.
And that I cannot see what treasures on the bottom lie.

Nor do I care that your...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: appreciation, earth, river,

Baptize
by Casarah Nance
Moonlight passage leads
to river of devotion
bare feet gather here
in waves of fluid motion
holy infatuation.


For Contest : Tanka
Date: 7-8-18...

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Tanka | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: baptism, religion, river,

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Tasty minnow
by Gershon Wolf
Hard by brackish river's edge
  danced the tasty minnow
    angling past hook, line and sinker
     ~ agility's...

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