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A Boat Ride

Poem By Valsa George

Through a narrow tributary flowing down
Flanked by rustling reeds on either side
The small boat made its lonesome way
Carrying two souls from all distractions

The current was dotted here and there
With floating masses of water hyacinths
With lavender blossoms peeping through the green
That drifted to and fro as the boat made its way

Pleating gentle curls in the water's swell
The boat moved, carrying him and her
Gliding away unhurried and unrushed
Over the heaving crest of pure delight

As it entered the river's wider mouth
Waves began lapping on the boat
And jets of water splashing neck high
With a cool touch, raising their spirits

Bobbing over waves, they quietly watched
The cobalt sky hugging the mountains far
Hills looming large, with clumps of trees
And their foliage swaying in summer breeze

Before them, the river gallantly stretched along
As a flood of fluid crystal, a current of liquid light
Expressing in turn, the silent meditation of a sage
And the noisy ebullience of a naughty kid

Leaving all cares behind, on the sullen shores
Hearing the lovely chanting of songbirds
Enjoying the river's shifting loveliness
The two entered into the river's inner heart

As the magic moments mesmerized their senses
They knew they had found a new love
A flower suddenly blooming in the wild
Drifting them to a world sans all fences!

User Rating: 4,7 / 5 ( 12 votes ) 23

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Good poem, love rich. Provides enchanting imagery 10+
Beautiful poem, Valsa, Booking over waves, they quietly watched The cobalt sky hugging the mountains far Hills looming large, with clumps of trees And theirfoliage swaying in summer breeze. Thank you for sharing
lovely and beautifully penned - like to quote - Leaving all cares behind, on the sullen shores Hearing the lovely chanting of songbirds Enjoying the river's shifting loveliness The two entered into the river's inner heart ///wow 10+++++
It has been three months since I last visited Poemhunter; apparently, there is no longer an option to rate poems; anyway, this poem deserves a 10.
This vividly descriptive poem brings in mind the clarity of a painting, the idyllic magic of Victorian era, that contemplative disposition which only the tranquility of Nature can bring! Stunning!


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