Thursday, January 30, 2014

There's A River

I love any type of water and I like to think water will cleanse the body internally as well. Perhaps, maybe even your mind too. I passed the river in our town the other day, and it made me think of this poem. I like to think maybe it gives you a chance to "wipe the slate clean" when needed. For some reason the river and the way it flows, just presented this poem to me.

There's a river
bleeding life blood
back into me
I'm clinging to the current
while my body
floats beside me
Drowned upside down
sucking air from my feet
Walking on my hands
using water as a street

Copyright © 2014 Christopher Lynn Lane


  1. I've been fascinated with water since I was a kid. I love to get out on the river and sorta use it as a chance to relax and reflect. Being out in nature and on the water is a great place to embrace solitude. Using the water as a street to help me along on this journey in life. Chris

  2. Yes, being out in nature is contemplative. I like the metaphor of water as a street to guide you on life's path. I love rivers, lakes and oceans. I agree that water is peaceful & cleansing. Glad you reposted this :)

  3. A river is always a wonderful metaphor for so many things in our lives....I have used water so many times in my I can relate to how you feel about it Chris. I love the line "i'm clinging to the current while my body floats beside me"....beautiful writing here. :-)

    1. Thanks, Carrie! I'm glad you share the same love of water as I do. It's almost like water has a spiritual power that embraces us. I'm glad you stopped by and enjoyed my poem. I really appreciate your kind words:)

  4. Very nice. I like how you used the river in your poem.

  5. Thanks, Lady Lilith! I really appreciate your kind words:)

  6. "There's a river bleeding life blood back into me" is such a powerful, evocative line. There really is something about nature, but particularly water, that does exactly that....bleeds life blood back into us just by being. Very beautiful!

  7. Thanks, C.C.! Glad you stopped by and enjoyed this piece. Thank you for your kind words! Chris

  8. I love this.. thank you for following my blog.. I'm a new follower. I look forward to reading your poetry.. :)

  9. Thank you, Daisy Girl! I'm glad I found my way to your blog too. I appreciate you returning the favor. Look forward to checking out on your blog as well. Thanks:)