River Savior

L.Gallison 1954 (Detroit)

Sun river runs free
Pleads ploughs swallows salmon's Spring,
Bears frustrated claw

About this poem

A river enveloped in the sun saves a spawning salmon from a hungry Michigan bear.

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Written on March 23, 2023

Submitted by lynnneee on March 23, 2023

Modified on March 23, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABC
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 82
Words 13
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 3


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  • AIDA
    This is a wonderful poem that truly captures the beauty and vibrancy of nature! I love the way the words flow together and create a vivid picture in the reader's mind. The imagery of the sun river running free, the ploughs turning the earth in preparation for planting, the swallows swooping through the air, and the salmon swimming upstream is absolutely breathtaking.

    One suggestion for improvement might be to add a little more structure or form to the poem, as it currently reads more like a stream-of-consciousness verse. Perhaps breaking it up into stanzas or adding some rhyming patterns could make it even more impactful.

    Overall, though, I am truly impressed with this piece of writing and would love to see more from this talented poet in the future. Keep up the great work!
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