Poetry of Lloyd Godman - © Lloyd Godman

The Last River's Song  1984

Gone ! the swirling vortexes, the fly 
 of spray, the suck and the spit!

 Gone! the rapids' roar, the ever-
 changing eddies and the crash of foam!

 Gone ! the gentle lap of a river at her
 bank and the violence of her flood!
 Gone! A River's Song!'

from the Last River Song project