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The Road That Runs Beside The River - Poem by Thomas Lux

follows the river as it bends
along the valley floor,
going the way it must.
Where water goes, so goes the road,
if there's room (not in a ravine,
gorge), the river
on your right or left. Left is better: when you're driving,
it's over your elbow across
the road.
You see the current, which is
what the river is: the river
in the river, a thing sliding fast forward
inside a thing sliding not so fast forward.
Driving with, beside, the river's flow is good.
Another pleasure, driving against it: it's the same river
someone else will see
somewhere else downstream -- same play,
new theater, different set.
Wide, shallow, fairly fast,
roundy-stone streambed, rocky-land river,
it turns there or here -- the ground
telling it so -- draining dull
mountains to the north,
migrating, feeding a few hard-fleshed fish
who live in it. One small sandbar splits
the river, then it loops left,
the road right, and the river's silver
slips under the trees,
into the forest,
and over the sharp perpendicular
edge of the earth.


Comments about The Road That Runs Beside The River by Thomas Lux

  • Rookie Tanny Quin (8/4/2008 1:07:00 PM)

    Really like this poem, Just the perfect picture of the river! ! Thank you for sharing.10! ! Phebe (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie t w (8/22/2007 2:06:00 PM)

    Your images still flow to the see. (Report) Reply

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Poems About River

  1. 51. The Road That Runs Beside The River , Thomas Lux
  2. 52. Wild Society/River/Reading The Lake - 3 .. , Ben Gieske
  3. 53. The River Of Leith , William Topaz McGonagall
  4. 54. Idea Liii: To The River Ancor , Michael Drayton
  5. 55. The Great Yellow River Inundation In China , William Topaz McGonagall
  6. 56. The Awakening River , Katherine Mansfield
  7. 57. Where'Er The Sweetest River Flows , ANDREW BLAKEMORE
  8. 58. The Current Of Time's River , Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin
  9. 59. My River Of Blood , Scarlet .....
  10. 60. (.........Aug26) The River Of Ordinary.. , Max Reif
  11. 61. Song Of The Fifth River , Rudyard Kipling
  12. 62. The River Erdre. , Gillian.E. Shaw
  13. 63. It's A River , Charles M Moore
  14. 64. I Hear A River Thro' The Valley Wander , Trumbull Stickney
  15. 65. The River Maiden , Victor James Daley
  16. 66. V. To The River Tweed. , William Lisle Bowles
  17. 67. A River Poem , Mamta G.Sagar
  18. 68. The River , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  19. 69. ! ! Silence At The River Bank , Michael Shepherd
  20. 70. by The River , Karla Robles
  21. 71. Tired River , >Starr Williams<
  22. 72. Down The River , Barcroft Henry Thomas Boake
  23. 73. Along The River Fuji , Annie Cordelia Adams
  24. 74. The Concrete River , Luis J. Rodríguez
  25. 75. Iv. To The River Wenbeck , William Lisle Bowles
  26. 76. Down By The Old River , Charles M Moore
  27. 77. Upon The Shaded River Bank , ANDREW BLAKEMORE
  28. 78. The River , ANDREW BLAKEMORE
  29. 79. Down By The River , Jackie Kirby
  30. 80. The River Scamander , Jean De La Fontaine
  31. 81. Walking Home From The Pub Along A Countr.. , Pete Crowther
  32. 82. River Of Love , David Taylor
  33. 83. A River , Joyce Chelmo
  34. 84. The River Part Ii , ANDREW BLAKEMORE
  35. 85. Beside The Raging River Rhyme , Christine K. Trease
  36. 86. Blittle River (Author Favorite) , Barry A. Lanier
  37. 87. By The River In Summer Long Ago. , Margery Rehman
  38. 88. The River , Tyler Howat
  39. 89. By The River , Sylvia Chidi
  40. 90. Flooding River , Faith Elizabeth Brigham
  41. 91. #359 Haiku River River , Dorothy (Alves) Holmes
  42. 92. The River Sings , Rachel Harris
  43. 93. Oh Jordan River Lord Say Lay My Burdens .. , Jacqueline Amos
  44. 94. River River River , gajanan mishra
  45. 95. I Dream Of A Heaven Overlooking The Rive.. , Ghada Shahbender
  46. 96. I Gaze With Marvel At The River , Istiqur Rahman
  47. 97. Lady River - A Tribute To Singapore River , Andrew Yip
  48. 98. Flow Like A River , Francis Kokutse
  49. 99. The Cruel Bridge Over The River Errorneous , nimal dunuhinga
  50. 100. A River , JoJo Bean
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