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2013 A Flowing River

The year 2013 was a flowing river of time
it flowed swiftly
sometimes over beds of rocks
sometimes over pebbles
it caressed the embankment
and kept on flowing
occasionally
it was a smooth flowing river
and other times it was very tumultuous
still it kept on flowing and flowing
and flowing
then all of a sudden
it cascaded down
into a beautiful waterfall
to fill the natural pool below
and became the year 2014
enjoying this beautiful pool of time
enchanting unicorns run and play
with the fairies who come to dance
in the warm sunshine

Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, January 01, 2014


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  • Daniel Brick (4/1/2014 1:43:00 AM)

    This poem makes a wonderful counterpart to COME ON A JOURNEY WITH ME. This one describes time as something we can see and follow, something which doesn't create mystery and confusion but rather moves straight to its destination - a New Year - which picks up and continues the forward movement. This is a celebration of VISIBLE TIME, because all of its actions are observable, all of its effects are known. How reassuring! But then turn to your other poem, and WOW! nothing can be seen clearly, everything is paradoxical. The one trait both poems share is your enthusiastic voice narrating two different journeys, making poetry out of the mysteries of nature.

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  • Yasmeen Khan (1/2/2014 9:45:00 AM)

    It's an interesting metaphorical poem. Time is like a flowing river and your poem describes it aptly.

  • Valsa George (1/2/2014 7:13:00 AM)

    Very imaginative, Rachel! Somehow you will find a space for fairies and unicorns! This poem flows smoothly with the flow of time! Greatly enjoyed! !

  • Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (1/2/2014 5:14:00 AM)

    Good imagination..just nice to read..

  • Kavya . (1/2/2014 2:55:00 AM)

    excellent...the lines were dancing in front of my eyes and i was clearly visualizing the waterfall that you have described in a very smooth way......a good write

  • Kevin Patrick (1/1/2014 9:12:00 PM)

    A great expression of how the year went, seeing it as a flowing river, and now the river has become something else a new year. May you have good fortune in your river.

  • Kanav Justa (1/1/2014 12:23:00 AM)

    wonderfull creativity, , , really liked the way, , you wrote these lines
    then all of a sudden it cascaded down
    into a beautiful waterfall
    and filled the natural pool below
    it doesnot matter if the year 2013 was good or bad for us, , , we would definetly miss it, ,

  • Valerie Dohren (12/31/2013 4:06:00 PM)

    Beautiful Rachel, full of wonderful imagination. Very well done.

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