Some of us live right here,
creatures who cannot be on land alone,
and others of us find our way to
mercurial sheerness swallowing sky,
powers of light that gather and hold,
breath of river infusing our lungs.
I come to cleanse.
I come to loosen tightened bands of humanness.
To hear with hungry ears, see with fearless eyes.
My blood runs rich, cells plump with exuberance
while my soul flees struggle to find again
river strength born along bank to bank,
its beauty carried deep and far
as I follow its waters on lithe feet,
a confirmed devotee of God made visible
4 thoughts on “Friday’s passing Fancy/Poem + Photo: River Devotion”
Just this morning Cynthia, I read these sweet lines from John O’Donohue – not sure if it is part of a longer poem – really, they stand alone just as beautifully. Made me think of your poem of river devotion – Loved it! here is O’Donohue’s –
“I would love to live
Like a river flows
Carried away by the surprise
Of its own unfolding”
Have a wonderful weekend!
Of course, I love that, too 🙂 Thanks for reading.
A good accompaniment to a marvellously intriguing photograph
Ooh, so glad you like that photo and I thank you. 🙂