~ Reedy River ~

Long have I wandered the length of this land
from heights unto the sea
through pebbles and rock past homes and stock
to mingle with salt at the sand

And people have loved me used me drunk me
made homes along my banks
I miss their essence their interesting presence
as they traveled along with me

Where have they gone the ladies of yore
Who kneel all day in the sun
And gently tease select my reeds
and ease them from my core

How they carried them off in woven baskets
away up onto the banks
And together they’d chat and weave new hats
bonnets and all manner of caskets

With pole and reel he wades along me
and stands in the shallows to fish
With a flick of his wrist he’s snagged one to kiss
and happilly takes it for tea

In summer’s eve when love wanders the walks
to the song of crickets and birds
Whispers of love like pretty paired doves
Their hands feeling through my stalks

Splashing and laughing they swing from the rope
Landing far out in my depths
With sturdy arms they swim with no qualms
and climb out to repeat it with hope

The cry of a duck or is that a mock call
The flutter of wings on the wind
The hunter has downed it his dog nearly drowned it
The soup pot will now feed them all

The days are long now with only the breeze
and the river and insects and birds
A pretty fish might appear with a swish
and glide away safe with ease

~ Reedy River ~


Frankston, Australia

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This one I must say I am very impressed with!
Yet again inspired by stunningly, simply composed, beautiful work by fellow bubbler Caroline Gorka
please explore her wonderful portfolio and especially her piece Rushes & Reeds that inspired my words to this degree!

Enjoy! :o)

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