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Flow, Rivers, Flow
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By Quentin Clingerman
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Flow, Rivers. Flow

 

Down cascading mountain sides

Or through plains and lowlands stil

Rapidly o'er rocky shallows

Plunging to depths below

Whirlpools of foaming mists

Stagnant rivers still as death

Flow, rivers, flow

For that is life

Placid at times but with undercurrents wild

Rippling along at quiet pace

Or swirling rapidly in place

The flow is downward as we know

To lakes or ponds or marshes wild

Inexorably they flow

To Ocean or Dead Sea

 

Note: Analogous reflection on life.

 

Flow, Rivers, Flow(c)2006 Quentin Clingerman

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                


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Submitted: Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 15, 2006

About the Poet
I am a retired educator. Now 85 years of age. I live in Maryland. I am the father of three ladies and thirteen grandchildren. Four grandchildren now married. I have two great grandsons, Koi Jon and Quinn Manu and a great granddaughter,Sephira Jade. Poems are an expression of how I think and feel. Variety in either case! I am the founder of WordChimes.com WC originated in February, 2000.


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