Ode to a River

by Anthony Mondal

Anthony Mondal

Ode to a River

As I sit in solitude by her side
The morning rays of sunshine sets the river alive
The heavenly clouds from above they peer
Softly into hear ears the wind whisper

And she replies gently with a murmur
Life a youthful maiden, shy yet brave
With eyes open wide in curious delight
She continues her voyage with courage and might

Like an adorned princess so complete in grace
In path unforeseen, she offers herself again and again.
In her sweet genteel playful moods
She blesses everything by her touch
And in occasional angrier times
She outbursts her emotions, in ravage and destruction much
But only to forgive and be forgotten soon enough.

As I watch her flow by in spellbound captivity
Lo, behold , I never come across such a beauty
Slowly as the vision fades away,
Imperfect thoughts hovering in mind
I try to trace her origins
But from whence she comes nobody knows.

Wasted in Midwest

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Anthony Mondal is a poet and actor. He considers himself simply as an artist beyond the narrow confines of nationality and religion. His most recent book of poems was titled A Burst of Sunshine which is his second published book. He lived in New York City for almost ten years pursuing writing, acting and song writing. Now he resides in Michigan, USA. As an actor he has appeared in the film "Sabrina" and the TV show "Strangers with Candy" (2000). He received his BA from Calvin College in geology in 1995. He worked in World Trade Centre, Building One in 2001 and has survived., Currently he is working on an existential novel tentatively named “In Search Of”…and other writing projects.

Last updated April 19, 2015