Down By the River

by LJ Chaplin 3 years ago in nature poetry

"Never before had I experienced..."

Down By the River

Never before had I experienced

Such perspicuity

Until I saw the water.

It flowed,

So leisurely,

So casually,

So effortlessly.

I was perplexed by its clarity

And peaceful motion,

As if the valleys cried

Teardrops that could purify

The souls of lonely travelers

As they venture on to

Greater things.

The crystal clear reflection that

Stared back at me was unbroken,

There wasn't a single piece

Of distortion

And for the first time in

What felt like a millennium

I felt whole.

nature poetry
LJ Chaplin
LJ Chaplin
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LJ Chaplin

24, poet/writer, UK

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