Sunday, April 24, 2016

The River’s Return (2016 April PAD - Day 24)

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The River’s Return

There was no formal farewell,
no fanfare, no ave or congé;
only decade upon decade
of unintended degeneration,
silent ecliptic decline,
profane depreciation
an ongoing ebbing
into exhaustion and decay.
Ignorance, arrogance, apathy?
Blame may be claimed
by any, or all, of these
but only patience, persistence,  
and the most powerful of loves
will resurrect a river.

PSC / 2016

  Penned for Day 24 of Robert Lee Brewer's April PAD (Poem-A-Day) Challenge. 
Assignment: something lost and regained
 For more, check out his site at:  2016-april-pad-challenge-day-24

And here's a link to the Don Henley song that also inspired this poem:  

 And here are links to specific efforts made to restore certain rivers in Europe: 

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