At One with the River

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At One with the River

Time of river…

River of dreams

blissfully reflecting

sky blue, trees green.

Feeling peaceful,

gently flowing past

heron sentinel,

sunshine in mind.

Consciousness of stream,

underwater wonders,

fish inquisitive.

Joyful making memories.

At one with the river, time flowing by…

Memories making joyful.

Inquisitive fish,

wonders underwater,

stream of consciousness.

Mind in sunshine,

sentinel heron,

past flowing gently.

Peaceful feeling,

green trees, blue sky

blissfully reflecting.

Dreams of river…

River of time.


Copyright© 2022 by Cheryl Batavia

59 Comments

    1. Thank you so much, Loku, for your kind words. Glad you like the poem. It is a form called a palindrome. The two halves of the poem are mirror images of each other. They are a fun challenge to write. Hope school and life, in general, are treating you well! ❤

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    1. Thank you so much, Brian! I am happy that you like that line. I was thinking of the great blue herons on the Shenandoah River in Virginia where I lived for many years. Of course, we have many different wading birds in Florida, including great blue herons! All the best! ❤

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      1. Nostalgia is such a beautiful place to dwell in 🙂
        The Ukraine conflict is tearing the world apart and it is amazing to think that our world “leaders” would rather listen to their bloated egos than what is right for humanity and the world.

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    1. Thank you, Hamish. I am happy that you like the poem. I wrote it at the beginning of the war in Ukraine when I was looking for a source of peace. I looked back to my nearly twenty years living near the Shenandoah River in Virginia. We spent many happy hours there.

      I hope all is well with you. Have a great day! ❤

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