An irrepressible deep river roared
under a smooth surface.
The water parts are filled from
rain and streams
and the undergrowth
The high banks lay evidence to the force
Of soil breaking.
Trees bend. Rocks tilt.
All parts yielding to the waters
grasp and flow.
A lean subtle confident power
pushes on like silent distant planets.
The river has the flavor of ages.
The respect of mountains
as it rolls into the ocean.