Shawn L. Bird

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poem-the river’s bride March 27, 2016

Oh, her longings are loud

and she seizes opportunities,

reads the mysteries and leaps.


Oh, her caution curls her

into weeping domesticity,

because she never neglects responsibilities.


Oh, love leaps from the river

like a dolphin and tangles in

fishermen’s nets

and bridal veils.



A little homage to the theatrical presentation of the Brazilian folk tale The River Bride by Marisela Treviño Orta, enjoying its world premier at Oregon Shakespeare Festival at the moment (2016 season).  We thoroughly enjoyed the complex tale with its stunning set and lighting!



4 Responses to “poem-the river’s bride”

  1. Love and the river are synonymous. Perhaps, if you have the time, an excursion to the Rogue River Gorge would prove rewarding.

    • We drove through there, but Mr “Can’t Stop Until We Reach the Destination, Even If We Have No Actual Schedule or Destination” wouldn’t stop. >>sigh<< I took my hiking boots so we COULD stop for these little jaunts, but the Mr (See Previous) has a problem. I've been trying to cure him of this for years, but it's not working. lol

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