Sunday, August 21, 2016

Northumberland Prayer

River air
Spiced by the mud and the
nameless plants;
Green ranks meet brown banks
Where the midges dance.

Quiet, strong river
Raging silent, the silt-slicked flow,
Sun-warmed above,
Shadow-chilled below.

Bring me peace;
These turbulent times have hurt my soul.
I rest my pain in your nature's arms
Rock me to sleep
Restore my flow.

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