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Marge Tindal
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Freely Flows The River
~*Marge Tindal*~

Down the valley
over the hill
the river flows freely
on it's way to the rill

Flowing 'neath ponds of lily
into the lakes
little more than
a ripple it makes

Out to the ocean
in channels of current
flowing with tides
that are resurgent

Waves come pounding
to the shore
returning to the
river once more

The cycle continues
when the rain
gathers in Cumulus
bulging with rain

Down fall the droplets
on umbrella'd heads
delivered again
to the great river beds






 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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© Copyright 2000 Marge Tindal - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 05-27-2000 12:22 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Lovely, flowing, cyclical verse, dear Marge...was this by any chance inspired by our Liz's "Reasons" poem? It would make a very nice accompaniment. You are with gift, my lady.

~ Claire
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2 posted 05-27-2000 12:29 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

I have always connected water with spirituality, and I believe it can cleanse the soul. Also I think the journey through life is like a river, we are all streams heading towards the ocean. I read a poem, forget the author, who used the stages of the river as a metaphor for stages in life. Was it Lao Tze Tao? can't remember anyway,

a fantastic poem about the cycle of a river's journey. Beautiful poem.

Out to the ocean
in channels of current
flowing with tides
that are resurgent

Waves come pounding
to the shore
returning to the
river once more

The cycle continues
when the rain
gathers in Cumulus
bulging with rain



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"Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too? "
Douglas Adams.

"Here chewing your tail is joy"

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Just listen to what I can keep silent"

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3 posted 05-27-2000 12:39 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

Claire~
You read my heart well.
Yes, her spirit again inspires
my quill.  
Thank you for the ever-so-kind reply.

BrianM~
The cycle of life moves with the
current of the water-flow ...
ever-moving, ever-changing it's path ...
and takes us with it, returning us where
it wants us to be.
Thank you.
~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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[This message has been edited by Marge Tindal (edited 05-27-2000).]
X Angel
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4 posted 05-27-2000 02:37 PM       View Profile for X Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for X Angel

This was very lovely, I especially liked the full circle feel it has.
Great job!
~H
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You've penned this so beautifully Marge, that I cannot only picture it ... I can "hear it" as well.  I loved this Marge!

Best wishes,
/Kit
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this brings a river into a whole new light....I loved it

 Kathleen
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Marge, this is lovely. I love the re-birth that it describes! I really loved it.

 "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." -Oscar Wilde
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XAngel~
I appreciate the reply. I'm rather fond of circles.

Kit~
Thank you.  If I've brought the 'sound'
of the circle of water to you - I've done more than I expected to do this day.  
I'm elated.

Kathleen~
I'm pleased you like it.  
Thank you for seeing my river.

LoveBug~
The waters of life do bring a rebirth.
Refreshing us anew.
Love ya'
~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Very soothing. Of course, with your icon, now I'm thinking of deer standing in the water drinking, their reflections drinking them. That's kinda soothing too, of course.

Mike
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Very soothing and Calming indeed. Beautiful as always Marge. Well done.  
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Mike~
What a LOVELY thought !
Thank you for sharing it with me.

DarkAngel~
I am so pleased to read the kind
replies you leave.  Thank you, my friend.
~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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So aesthetic, so soothing, so beautiful as ever from you Marge... This is a very thought inspiring poem, marge...

Thanks for posting,

Regards, sudhir

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That in an art gallery is left hanging,
Though many come just to look at it,
A very few actually come to enjoy it.
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Marge,

What a calming effect your poem has left.  Great job!

~Lorraine

 
A great poet is nothing more....than a discovered amateur

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Sudhir~
I do appreciate your comments.
Pleased to know that you found it soothing.

Lorraine~
Thank you, it's so nice to know that the effect of this was felt by so many.
Lets the poetess feel that she has accomplished what the musings of her heart intended.
~*Marge*~


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The circle continues Marge. . . the river of life flows on and on. . . and our lives along with it. . .

Beautiful poem....

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 That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

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Sven~
Thank you, my friend for capturing the essence of the cycle of our lives in the continuing circles of the water.
~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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It flows as freely as love flows
from your heart, soul and spirit.
It flows as freely as poetry
flows from your quill.
It flows as freely as the friendship
You offer to everybody.
Lovely poem, Marge!
You are a supreme poetess for sure.
Love and hugs,
Lizzie


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Lil' Lizzie~
You just say the nicest things.
Seems we just gotta 'go with the flow' !
You know I just love you to pieces !
Thank you, sweetie.
~*Marge*~



 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Oh Marge, I love poetry about cycles...this is wonderful and perfect....you know the first poem I ever wrote, at age five, was about this same thing.  Thanks for reminding me.  You're the best!
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Martie~
FIVE ? ... FIVE ?  Age of FIVE ?
My goodness, lady ... how could you
possibly remember what you wrote at
age FIVE ? (I'm trusting that a wonderful mom saved it for you ... not that it's a long time ago - but - FIVE ?)
You are of ~spirit~ for sure !
Love you .....
~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Marge - I love the poem, and I love the pic... It reminds of the Florida skies in the afternoon... Awesome..
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Nan~
Glad you enjoyed both.
Did a rain chant last evening and hopefully it will bring in some of that rain that we need so badly.
Thanks, gal.
~*Marge*~


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