Lyrical River

By Atul Chandra Sarkar

Come along, come along, come along with me,
I heard the river sing a song, come along with me;
She washed her shores, she bathed her banks,
She filled up pitchers, she filled up tanks;
She shook the reeds, she combed the weeds,
She bent the rushes, carried twigs and seeds;
She stirred boats and oars, with boatmen shook hands,
She narrated stories of strange, new lands;
She kissed the pebbles on her soft bed,
She took idols and flowers, the living and dead;
From where did the river come, where did she go,
I cannot say, I do not know;
Through rocks and hyacinths, I just saw the river go,
Thought-provoking, amazing, a lovely, pageant show;
I heard the river sing a song, come along with me,
The show of life must go on, don’t stop, just go, go, go!