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The River

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LindsayP
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                  The River

In the far off hidden ranges where two mountain gullies meet,
A spring with crystal clear water trickles quietly at their feet,
It wends itís way quite merrily as it starts itís journey down
To the plains that stretch below it to a river Murray town.

As it passes through the foot hills other streamlets join itís course
And the stream becomes a creek-bed filled up from mountain source,
It is gentle in itís passing until thunder grumbles overhead
And an angry flash of lightning across the rugged ranges spread.

Then after months of waiting great rain clouds start to build
And the farmers are all hoping to see their water storage filled,
The thunderís voice grows louder with claps of noise thatís frightening
And darkened shady gullys are lit by every flash of lightning.

At first the rain drops softly to the thunderís sweet refrain
Then as an avalanche unending, falls that pelting pouring rain,
It rushes on its downhill flight through every small depression,
It fills the streams and bends the boughs with only one obsession.

The streams quite quickly turn to creeks then on to the raging river,
While stock turn their backs to pelting rain and in desperation shiver,
The roaring torrent in crazy haste puts the whole landscape in motion
Enormous logs and crashing trees are swept headlong to the ocean.

The water from the riverís flood has filled up every hidden hollow,
Waterfowl find pastures new as the creeks and swamps they follow,
Black duck and teal soon make their nests among the lignum thickets
And as the evening spreads itís spell you hear a cacophony of crickets.

The wetlands once again revive from that life restoring rain,
Mirrored in the back ground music of the bullfrogís glad refrain,
Along the peaceful riverbanks stand each gaunt armed gum aghast,
Watching over placid landscapes as river waters gently pass.

Lindsay P Wilson


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Gaelynsgirl
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A tale well worth the tell. Thoroughly enjoyed it Lindsay...

Lynda
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You tell this story so well. Lindsay. I can picture it in my mind and enjoy the earth's renewal.
                                 Ida
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Oh, Lindsay, I felt this.  You wrote something wonderful in this poem.

I am keeping it forever.  And ever.

A
Margherita
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quote:
The wetlands once again revive from that life restoring rain,
Mirrored in the back ground music of the bullfrogís glad refrain,



Reviving and very captivating in its deep beauty, dear Lindsay. This river leaves a permanent impression.

So the rain has finally arrived!

Love,
Margherita

HopeS
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Lindsey , Yes that much needed rain wonderfullly expressed , but no doubt we will still have a drought

Hope
LindsayP
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To my dear friends, Lynda, Ida, Alison,

Margherita and Hope, it is always so good to get your kind response and I ertainly appreciate it. God bless you all.

A big hug to each one of you, love

Lindsay
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I Thoroughly enjoyed this; you are one fine poet!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for all your comments on my poetry!!!
martiniat8
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Beautiful and descriptive, you paint wonderful images with words. I wonder if you could paint such landscapes as well, I bet you could if you don't already.
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Always enjoy reading your descriptive writing LP!


ARCTIC WIND
LindsayP
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Wind Walker, your poetry is always a pleasure to read and I thank you most sincerely for responding to mine.

Martinia, Thank you my friend for your kind response. I'll see what I can do in writing a poem about the landscapes. Glad you liked it.

Michael, you are a friend indeed with all your kind responses. Thank you so much.

Lindsay
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Lindsay...A great vivid poem. Your words painted a picture in my mind never to be forgotten...Paul

~~To share my poems with you is to share my heart with you~~
Paul

Mark Bohannan
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Great visuals came from this as I was reading and I found myself immersed in it completely as I was reading along.  I loved reading this and found you descriptions and true delight.
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Lindsay P. Wilson ~

"In the far off hidden ranges where two mountain gullies meet,
A spring with crystal clear water trickles quietly at their feet,
It wends itís way quite merrily as it starts itís journey down
To the plains that stretch below it to a river Murray town."

~ With an opening stanza such as that, I could I not help but continue to read on?!?



Love you, Poet Man!
Linda
LindsayP
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To my very good friends Paul, Mark and Linda, it is always so good to get your response. I'm going into respite this afternoon so I'm going to miss you all
until I come home again. Thanks so much for your always kind response. Take care.

Lindsay
Earl Brinkman
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A very rich and vivid description.  Nice.
 
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