The river god …


I heard the voice of the river god

primevally conveyed,

reverberating over lichened stone

in the lime-green shade.

I heard the voice of the river god

confident of his force

wearing smooth adamantine rock

in the woodland glade.

From the source that gave birth

to course by meandering course,

the river god commands

in his liquid tongue

all the waters of the earth to sing unceasingly;

to the sea … to the sea …

About atomsofstars

Reticent .. but I hope my poetry speaks for me .. Favourite quotation .. ' Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination.' Ludwig Wittgenstein
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4 Responses to The river god …

  1. didacuscorner says:

    Flying poetess, Thamesis, Isis, Goddess, te salutat with little, innominate, river god, sung by your heroic verse, and She recognizes and kisses him as Her loved son…Thank you for your ‘liquid tongue’, too.

  2. atomsofstars says:

    Why, thank you, Didacus !

    You might like to know that the river pictured here is the River Fowey as it flows through Golitha Falls on its journey to the sea 🙂

  3. John Stevens says:

    This is enchanting … not in the common sense of ‘very nice’ but by casting its spell over the reader: the scene is persuasive, the words mellifluous.

  4. atomsofstars says:

    Hello JS …

    Nice to see you … thank you so much. I’m delighted that you enjoyed these lines. It’s kind of you to take the time to read and comment .. I appreciate it very much.

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