And the river emptied and silver stream awoke

In a thirtieth moment water knelt to pray,
wringing hands beckoned rain
from a dwindling cloud,
lingering voice dry and brown;

Once, it walked through the cobbled
sleeping tufts of grass,
wading smoothly lingering in the sawdust dawn;

A drought between the essence and the shadow-
pieces of the river in the cellar earth
turning to dust;
the sage in the hedgerow hill listening
for the water rush;

A voice half heard but heard in the stillness,
trickling morning
silver stream, swallowing earth
sprawling soil,
spilling in the footprint river- licking field;
flowing water and the sandy road.

Copyright © 07/31/2016 lance sheridan®

And the river emptied and silver stream awoke

This entry was posted in Poetry.

24 comments on “And the river emptied and silver stream awoke

  1. I love your beautiful descriptions of everything. Magnificent!



  2. A marvelous description of California’s 5-year drought. But you took it one step further showing with stunning imagery the anguish of water itself with its own dryness. I so love the imagery in your poetry.

  3. almerighi says:

    E il fiume si svuotò e il flusso d’argento si risvegliò

    In un trentesimo momento l’acqua si inginocchiò a pregare, le
    mani torcenti fecero cenno a
    una nuvola che si attenuava, una
    voce persistente secca e marrone;

    Una volta, camminò attraverso i
    ciuffi d’erba acciottolati , a
    guado dolcemente indugiando nell’alba della segatura;

    Una siccità tra l’essenza e le ombre
    del fiume nella terra della cantina che
    diventa polvere;
    il saggio nella collina della siepe che ascolta
    la corsa dell’acqua;

    Una voce quasi udita ma udita nell’immobilità, il flusso d’argento
    mattutino che gocciolava
    , inghiottendo il terreno che si
    estendeva sulla terra,
    riversandosi nell’impronta del fiume;
    acqua che scorre e la strada sabbiosa.

    Hi lance! How are you, greetings from Italy! Flavio

  4. rabirius says:

    Again, a fantastic poem.

  5. Enviroart says:

    Beautiful writing! Thank you for stopping by and liking my blog. Best to you !

  6. We feel the parched earth’s hunger for moisture.

  7. exceptional, grips the mind and heart

  8. Barbara Kasey Smith says:

    Excellent – enjoyed the wonderful images!

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