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Friday Poetry – River Ghosts, By: Chris Smedbakken

River Ghosts, By: Chris Smedbakken
Chris Smedbakke web site

Gazing into the Stars
Wishing for what there could never be
“All of the stars I dedicate to thee,
the spirits of the forest and the songs of the sea”

She, the River Ghost of his long lost dreams,
singing mournful songs among the silent streams
Pale, dark eyes uplit by white moonlight beams
Beware, the fate of her is not what is seems

Frozen flowers, sunset eves
Deathcold breeze in the icy leaves
Autumn goddess surrenders and then she leaves
for Lady Frost to conquer a world that grieves

Her the River gave in to and turned to ice
Restless fay gave up a scream towards the pale blue skies
Fooled by a vision of Winter in disguise,
she lies down to final sleep in the white of her despise

He, the sun, weeps silently at her lonely grave
The lost dreams did not die with the River wave
Missing, longing for the water’s song, the happiness it gave
The sun mourned the frozen River, that its warm light could not save

About Chris

I am that kind of person who would rather give you a story than an introduction. You would be hard put to find something that doesn’t inspire me. Feed me a theme and I will give you back a text, it’s almost as simple as that.

More … About Chris Smedbakke

5 responses

  1. It’s beautiful !!!💖 I write poetry too I’d be glad if you could check out my page 😊much love

    March 16, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    • Hello 🙂

      Thank you , yes I will take a good look at your poems over the weekend 🙂

      Thank you 🙂

      March 16, 2018 at 8:35 pm

  2. Beautiful pictures! And thank you for featuring my poem. Would it be possible to throw in a link, perhaps? 🙂 ( All the best! //Chris S

    January 16, 2019 at 7:44 am

    • Hi Chris 🙂

      Thank you 🙂

      Loved your poem and I have just added your link to the post 🙂



      January 17, 2019 at 5:51 pm

      • Yay, thank you! 😀 I love your photographs, they have such a magical and mysterious feel to them. It makes me really happy that you chose my text to illustrate them! //Chris 🙂

        January 22, 2019 at 9:23 am

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