by 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.
Last updated April 19, 2015