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Spring On The River – Poem by Archibald Lampman

Springtime at the River Irish landscapes Nigel Borrington

Springtime at the River
Irish landscapes
Nigel Borrington

This weekend i am planning to do some river walks, Springtime down near the rivers here in Kilkenny is a great experience with so much new life around.

What-ever you are doing I hope you have a great time πŸ™‚

Spring On The River

By Archibald Lampman

O sun, shine hot on the river;
For the ice is turning an ashen hue,
And the still bright water is looking through,
And the myriad streams are greeting you
With a ballad of life to the giver,
From forest and field and sunny town,
Meeting and running and tripping down,
With laughter and song to the river.

Oh! the din on the boats by the river;
The barges are ringing while day avails,
With sound of hewing and hammering nails,
Planing and painting and swinging pails,
All day in their shrill endeavor;
For the waters brim over their wintry cup,
And the grinding ice is breaking up,
And we must away down the river.

Spring on the river Nigel Borrington 01

Oh! the hum and the toil of the river;
The ridge of the rapid sprays and skips:
Loud and low by the water’s lips,
Tearing the wet pines into strips,
The saw mill is moaning ever.
The little grey sparrow skips and calls
On the rocks in the rain of the water falls,
And the logs are adrift in the river.

Oh! restlessly whirls the river;
The rivulets run and the cataract drones:
The spiders are flitting over the stones:
Summer winds float and the cedar moans;
And the eddies gleam and quiver.
O sun; shine hot, shine long and abide
In the glory and power of the summer tide
On the swift longing face of the river.

The Rivers source Nigel Borrington 02

5 responses

  1. Have a wonderful weekend Nigel – lovely river shots.

    April 22, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    • Hi Mary πŸ™‚

      Thank you – have a great two days πŸ™‚

      April 22, 2016 at 6:27 pm

  2. Love Love Love πŸ™‚ Just Beautiful!

    April 22, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    • Hi Morgan πŸ™‚

      Thank you , very pleased you liked these images and the poem , I cannot wait to get back to these amazing little spots in the country side πŸ™‚

      Have a great weekend πŸ™‚

      April 22, 2016 at 6:28 pm

      • I can entirely understand why. Enjoy yours as well!

        April 22, 2016 at 7:20 pm

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