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The "Deeper Wisdom" of Rivers

Milwaukee River


Last week on Today's Little Ditty, Michelle Heidenrich Barnes interviewed Joyce Sidman about her gorgeous new poetry collection, Winter Bees & Other Poems of the Cold. Joyce issued a challenge: a "Deeper Wisdom” poem, modeled after her thoughtful “What Do the Trees Know?”

Here's mine:

              What do rivers know?

                    To carve our paths through rock, through snow
                    To carry everything in tow
                    When ice forms, how to slip below

              What do rivers know?

                    Dams are temporary, so
                    Whatever happens, we still flow
                    We find—or make—a way to go

              JoAnn Early Macken



Today's Poetry Friday Roundup is at Live Your Poem. . . with Irene Latham. Enjoy!


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