I stole a kiss from the crimson Sun,
an embrace from the sickly tree,
a smile from the fading flower,
humility from the burdened Earth.
A spoon-full of water from that dying,
river, its gentle waters relaxing one last
time and taking a deepest sigh!
I leaned in my insatiable greed knowing
that it’s spirit just departed.
37 thoughts on “The Dying River”
A powerful poem. Thank you.
Thanks, I’m glad you liked it!
You stole a kiss. Your poem stole my heart ❤️
I’m glad you liked it G, hope your doing good!
I did liked it, Tanya. Lots of work, but I am managing. Hugs and love to you.
Same here lot of work, on top a toddler, I’m so dead 💀!
Take good care of you so you can take care of everyone else 🤗
I’m trying to dear, love to you ❤️
hugs and love to you too, Tanya.
Gorgeous. Love the way you ended this piece. It truly resonated.
Thanks my dear, how very kind of you!
Oh – the greed so well described –
Greed is human trait, we all are greedy!
How are you Shantanu, I imagined you must have written epic poems remembering me 🤪
I am doing well. How are you. I painted Connecticut ted with poems but you vanished 😊
Wow, I never vanished I was here watching you 😉
Haha. Good to have you back
Thanks, I was actually very busy with work and family on top time to time I suffer from headaches which restrict my writing and computer work! Sadly!
I can understand. Hope to see you more often
Sure I’ll definitely try to be more visible!
Thought-provoking. Maybe there is a spirit in each living thing just like a person. When that spirit departs then the existence dies or departs as well. Take care my friend. 🙂
May be there is a spirit in every entity who knows. I am fine Ron how are you?
Doing well Tanya. I’m glad to hear that. 🙂
Who is this handsome young man in your profile pic Ron?
Awww, thanks Tanya. Just a little surprise shot last year at the beach. I kind of liked it and it wasn’t like too close up. 😉
It’s a very nice picture! I don’t like close ups either, shows my flaws 🙂
But you don’t have any flaws so no worries. 🙂
We all have some😉
Well, I do. 😁
Flaws makes us attractive, perfection would be too boring 😉
Great point. Thanks Tanya. 🙂
This is profound! It does send a valuable message.
Thanks a lot Amitav, Everything has spirit but we humans are in insatiable greed have to have more! Truly appreciate your kind words!
very good 😊