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A Poem by OCeallaigh

Author: OCeallaigh
Created: February 14, 2012 at 08:24 am
Upload Type: Poem, G (All)  
Category: Nature | General/Other | General/Other
Upload Stats: 5 Stars by 1 users with 1 comments and 162 views

Standing by a good stretch of River  

Standing by a good stretch of river
Densely wooded on either side
Cold, clear swift moving water
Between falls and above settlement
Old river flowing, I am yours
Just as the heron, dace and trout

Knowing not words, but only sounds
It is said such places hold no desire
Having no spirit, possessing no purpose
Being held in compliance to manís will
Upon more level ground below the falls
Manís will put into play is sorely evident

Itís good to stand upon un-level ground
Clear cold fast flow, not hearing a sound
Other than that of the wild and free
River embraced by steep banks and rises
Shaded late morning musings high above
All that eventually flows downstream

Any attempt conceived to describe in words
Falls fast far below wild chirping birds
Futile folly even before pen touches paper
In such places being only a small part
Ever sooths the soul and warms the heart
No better than the heron, dace and trout

© OCeallaigh - all rights reserved

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February 18, 2012
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Really did enjoy this. I'm not just returning the favour, thought it was excellent. Particularly impressed by the last stanza.


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