Gillena Cox

Rookie - 45 Points (1950)

Arima River - Poem by Gillena Cox

Along the riverside,
I watched the cadence
Of water; ripple, ripple,
In a continuous meandering;
Its motion, as quiet as
The deep wide ocean;

Over stones large and small,
Round and flat, all smooth;
Flowing, rippling, meandering
Fro, going to somewhere;
From the mountains on high,
To be met, at sometime by,
A vast insatiable sea;

Never stopping, ever moving,
Around rocks and stone piles,
Smoothing them with caresses;
While the knowing bamboo, arch
Its width, a guard of honour;
To its age, to its constancy,
To its abiding presence;

River, flowing, moving along;
River of Arima - place of water;
A serpentine watery life form;
Before i got here, and after
I leave, moving in its hushed
Mode, through a lush verdancy.

2008


Comments about Arima River by Gillena Cox

  • Rookie - 133 Points Allemagne Roßmann (7/3/2012 9:46:00 AM)

    Cognizance of the river for readers and a tribute to its existence in geography adding to your poetry its aura.Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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  • Freshman - 627 Points Indira Renganathan (9/19/2009 8:17:00 AM)

    A serpentine watery life form....wonderful metaphoric expression...the whole poem in rippling flow....nice reading (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 24,126 Points Edward Kofi Louis (2/4/2009 6:50:00 AM)

    A very nice piece of work from you and, thank you for sharing it with us.

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  • Rookie - 142 Points Joseph Poewhit (10/31/2008 5:31:00 PM)

    Paints a very nice picture (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, October 31, 2008



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