Casey's river

by Peter Humphreys

I hold you
in my arms

down where
Casey's river
runs over
rocks and
rills and
rolling hills

the stones
still stand
as bones in
land across
the sea twixt
you and me
and sweet

of lightnings
lost on seaward
shores and greywards
clouds of fortunes
strong and thunders
loud forgivings

as hair falls
down across your
breasts and
geese fly
home to nest

I hold you
weak and strong


Author's Note: Please feel free to read this riverine poem beginning at any stanza.

Posted on 10/04/2006
Copyright © 2022 Peter Humphreys

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Gregory O'Neill on 10/07/06 at 08:03 PM

Hi Peter. Wonderful feeling here. "of lightnings lost on seaward, shores and greywards clouds of fortunes strong and thundersloud forgivings", I especially love this stanza. Thanks.

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