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River. . .

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Sven
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0 posted 04-04-2000 09:59 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Sven

River of joy, river of sorrows
Take away my yesterdays,
          give me my tomorrows
River of life, river of death
Bring to me the things
          that I have not attained yet

River of my heart, river of my soul
Let your life flow through me
          help me reach my goal
River of my body, river of my mind
Help me to seek these things
          help my body to find

River running deep, river running wide
Take my wishes with you
          across the time, across the tide
River ever flowing, river never ending
Take my heart with you
          as it begins its mending

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 That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

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1 posted 04-04-2000 10:04 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Sven, I love it. The river image is nice and this was very well expressed.

Elizabeth


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Well done.  I enjoyed you poem muchly.
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3 posted 04-04-2000 10:42 PM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

Sven....I can feel the river flowing with your words....each ripple and sigh of the water.  Nature is a wonderful thing and offers much inspiration.  This is an excellent piece.

 Friends are friend forever if the Lord's the Lord of them and a friend will not say never cause the welcome will not end.
--Michael W. Smith
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This flowed like the river...strong and swift.  I loved it!!


 Hold me for yesterday
Kiss me for tomorrow
But love me for today.

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5 posted 04-04-2000 11:29 PM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

OK, I am becoming very concerned about both our poetry lately.  I think we are becoming to too mushy lately.Ha Ha  What we need is real good adult poem, that will cure this ailment!

Marina
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We all have 'many rivers to cross' on our life's journey Sven, well written!!  

 There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self...
~Isis~
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Lovely  
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8 posted 04-05-2000 08:31 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Sven~
I found this poem to be
absolutely fascinating.

'River running deep, river running wide
Take my wishes with you
          across the time, across the tide.'

Lovely thoughts.
~*Marge*~


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Thank you all. . .

Elizabeth, I have this thing for bodies of water. . .

Mike, thank you muchly!!

LW, go outside and take a walk, then come back and tell me about it. . .

Butterflies, thanks!  I did try to make it flow well. . .

Marina, it's all your fault!!  And what's wrong with being a little mushy?

Isis, one wide river, my friend. . .

Hoot, thank you.. .

Marge, fascinating?  Now you're making me blush.. .

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 That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

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10 posted 04-05-2000 11:08 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Sven,
Good words, good thoughts, good poem.
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11 posted 04-06-2000 10:36 PM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

Sven....the river is powerful yet gentle.  No matter what it keeps on flowing towards whatever it is that is drawing it on.  I guess the lesson would be look ahead to what could be, not back to what was??  Am I close here?  The river has always fascinated me....it is almost endless like the sky....no definite beginning or ending.  Could it be that way maybe?  Let me know...

 Friends are friend forever if the Lord's the Lord of them and a friend will not say never cause the welcome will not end.
--Michael W. Smith
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12 posted 04-06-2000 10:49 PM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

Oh sure just blame me for everything!!!  And exactly how is it my fault??

Marina
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It's amazing how moving waters can smooth the roughest and sharpest stones over time.  Hang in there, those waters are healing too, BTW.  If your hearts floating in there somewhere, you'll be ok.    Beautiful poem sir.
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You've embarked upon a lovely, rhythmic swell with this poem, Sven. A beautiful undercurrent of devotion and desire.

~ Claire
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15 posted 06-25-2000 11:32 AM       View Profile for vandana   Email vandana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for vandana

River of my heart,River of my soul.Nice verse!!!! I loved it a lot.Keep up the good work
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well done!
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I'd like to fall into that river
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