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Stereotyping Streams

 

We talk about rushing rivers

Torrential downpours

Majestic waterfalls

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Big weighty words, shouting

Their heft and might

Announcing powerful actions

Blog Photo - Creek longshot
Credit: L Reyes-Grange

And then there’s the stream

And its usual adjectives

Timid, tepid, placid words

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Meandering

Winding

Gurgling

Lapping

Blog Photo - Stream closest

As if time has no meaning

To streams; no urgency

No agency or power

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Blog Photo - Creek CU 2020

Come into my garden now

Behold the churning water below

Torrential, fast-moving, loud

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Blog Photo - Stream furious 2

Save your gentle words, writer

Bring out the fierce and furious ones

My stream deserves no less.

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21 thoughts on “Stereotyping Streams”

    1. Lovely to see you here, Lois and thank you! My friends know these “poems” as “pourems” because they follow no rhyme or rules, and usually pour from my heart onto the page.

  1. I’d say your stream is tumultuous! Or at least that’s its mood at the time. Like us, streams have their busy moments, quiet moments … I’m sure it’s a many-faceted stream. 🙂

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