Fay Slimm.

Rivering.

 

 

Rivering.

 

Oh watery minion of past existence, rivering subtly
those potentized remnants of millions whose
life-happenings earned no award.
That stored weight of muted dynamics, fluid sounds
of lament or contentment went unseen, yet
each held its own minute record.

Deep-level eavesdroppers grasp liquid signatures on
rocky stones as chromosome cries preserved
thru’ suspension still effervesce.
Kingfisher bird pauses a moment stares head lowered
and hears in pool’s depth whispering omens
rendered to murmuring essence.

Furry travellers busily speeding for food first reel then
halt at half-felt inaudible signs of experience
floating in welt of turbulence.
Stoat, Vole and Otter detect in watery breath snatches
of contact by mere discernment.

Why then do we not catch river-speak with ears tuned
to legacy’s wisdom wistfully left over from
yesteryear-folk becoming aware.
That mystical intellect found in the river’s potent spirit
taught by listening, flows with knowledge
which we can learn if we dare.

Comments10

  • Alan .S. Jeeves

    This eloquent piece flows with the current Fay. What a wonderful title too!

    Will net it for my Fayve's if that's ok.

    Ex animo, Alan

    • Fay Slimm.

      An honour to find my work netted in your list of read-again verses my friend - - thank you ever so much for dropping by and leaving such a supportive comment.

    • orchidee

      Good write Fay.

      • Fay Slimm.

        Thank you Orchi.

      • Nicholas Browning

        I like this quite a bit. It tells of rivers, and their story. To describe the life in something that many simply overlook as a "Little thing" is already incredible. I like how you gave them all their fair chance. A wonderful write, Fay.

        • Fay Slimm.

          Glad you enjoyed the read Nicholas - thank you for your visit.

        • Maxine Smith

          Drifting in your words as I read.

          So peaceful, I love water, rivers and there story.

          I used to spend so much of my time by the river Themes. Such beauty and therapy in the views and sounds by the river.

          Wonderful Fay.

          • Fay Slimm.

            Yes water in rivers as it flows by brings so many memories and am glad you found their beauty again on reading my few lines on Rivering. Thank you so much for dropping by my page dear Maxine.

            • Maxine Smith

              Your welcome.

              Always a pleasure.

            • Nemo

              Captivating write ๐ŸŒน

              • Fay Slimm.

                Thanking you muchly Nemo for your read of Rivering and your generous comment.

              • Poetic Dan

                Wow... You do you so well, I was captivated by this wonders spell, it was a difficult read for me as I have no shame in slowly down to absorb new words for me... Thank you

                • Fay Slimm.

                  My humility is heightened when I hear how readers try hard to understand my rather long-winded way with words - -thanks Dan for explaining that the lines on Rivering captivated your attention. Glad too that you enjoyed the read.

                • ANGELA & BRIAN

                  Brian here ~ Good Evening FAY thanks for an elegant poem with an excellent theme ! I lived in the Mersey and my first Girl Friend lived on the Dee (Neston) All rivers have a life of theirown and Coastal Rivers ebb & flow with the tde. Rivers are a very important food source in the natural Food Chains & Food Webs ! The variety of life in British Rivers is more than 100 species not counting microorganisms ! Furry animals Stoat - Vole - Otter - Beaver etc are especially interesting ! Rivers & Aquaspirits are important in Folk Lore ! Thnaks for sharing - A GEM !

                  Blessings & Peace & Joy & Love
                  Yours ANGELA & BRIAN

                • ANGELA & BRIAN

                  Brian here ~ Good Evening FAY thanks for an elegant poem with an excellent theme ! I lived in the Mersey and my first Girl Friend lived on the Dee (Neston) All rivers have a life of their own and Coastal Rivers ebb & flow with the tde. Rivers are a very important food source in the natural Food Chains & Food Webs ! The variety of life in British Rivers is more than 100 species not counting microorganisms ! Furry animals Stoat - Vole - Otter - Beaver etc are especially interesting ! Rivers & Aquaspirits are important in Folk Lore ! Thanks for sharing - A GEM !

                  Blessings & Peace & Joy & Love
                  Yours ANGELA & BRIAN ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿงก
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                • dusk arising

                  The magic of naturally flowing water.
                  Taken to the bank upon your words again to marvel at this majesty where the tranquil past of yesterday gently haunts our very soul.
                  Deeply inspiring writing from you here Fay.

                  • Fay Slimm.

                    Sincere appreciation DA. for your visit and comment on the mystery that Rivering tries to portray -
                    - - your comment indeed shows you see the marvel that flowing water actually holds memories of past lives and happenings - - thanking you muchly for your perceptive review.

                  • Goldfinch60

                    Beautiful write Fay, may those rivers always be with us and full of life.

                    • Fay Slimm.

                      I truly second that wish dear Andy - rivers hold much for those who stop and listen to their marvelous music.



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