At the River’s Edge, a poem by Robert A. Sieczkiewicz

At the River's EdgeThe Banks of the Seine at Argenteuil, Edouard Manet (1874)

At the River’s Edge

Need of an escape on this summer’s day
Seeking joy by the river relaxing
Far away from the tiring hectic quay
To lay upon the grass is not taxing

Bobbing boats responding to river’s call
Breeze makes countless ripples on the water
The sun places sequins upon them all
Water now appearing even brighter

Watching the many people come and go
Never to know what they’re seeking or feel
Noticing some alone and some with beau
The right place a quiet moment to steal

Dazzling blueness creates a peace inside
Providing venue your soul to renew
In this solemnness place you may decide
There’ll be an effort for a better you


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