Inside out

Some poems and reflections on life

The river writes her name

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The river writes her name in the land
Claiming her course across the plains;
Uncooperative and temperamental
Opposing all efforts to conform.

“We tried shoring up the banks with
some old cars a few
years ago — didn’t work too well,

We’ve had two 50-year floods this
year alone, you know … “

The river tears the rotting metal from her banks
Resisting constraint and throwing jagged
waste to sandy shore where feet bleed out;
She spills where she meets resistance
Recreating her name from mountain to sea.

© 2009, David Earle.

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5 thoughts on “The river writes her name

  1. I’d love to be like a river…

    Found you on the poetry train…

  2. Nice work David. I like the inclusion of quotes. My brother lives on the Red River, right on the river, and had a hell of a time this year.

  3. Welcome to Poetry train!

    Loved the middle stanza.

    Now we human beings are trying to run the rivers..

    two sides of the same coin

  4. She spills where she meets resistance
    Recreating her name from mountain to sea.

    Very well said…loved these lines..

    [ here from the poetry train. ]

    http://songofsea.wordpress.com/

  5. Very well written…

    She spills where she meets resistance
    Recreating her name from mountain to sea.

    Loved these lines…

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