💦 A Flow of Holiday Thoughts…

We wish you the Magic of water, the Rhythm of rivers and the Joy of friends and family on our riverbanks! "THE RIVER SPEAKS"  - Poem by Gene Lindberg Down from the mountains of eternal snow The streams come tumbling, joining as they flow To send a river winding toward the sea. I listen, and … Continue reading 💦 A Flow of Holiday Thoughts…

A haiku to celebrate Nat’l Wildlife Week March 17-23! This year’s theme is wildlife + WATER!

the floating heron pecks at it till it shatters... full moon on water - zuiryu - Posted by Jasmine Graf, NWNL Associate Director

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icicles and water old differences dissolved... drip down together - teishitsu

I Was Made Erect and Lone

I Was Made Erect and Lone I was made erect and lone And within me is the bone Still my vision will be clear Still my life will not be drear To the center all is near Where I sit there is my throne...   Poem by Henry David Thoreau

A Rivers Poem for the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

On NWNL's Upper and Mid-Mississippi River Expedition this spring in Alton Illinois, we saw the following 1926 poem featured in signage at the National Great Rivers Museum (a Melvin Price Locks and Dam Rivers Project run by the US Army Corps of Engineers) "The Negro Speaks of Rivers” by Langston Hughes (1902 – 1967)   A … Continue reading A Rivers Poem for the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

Water – through the eyes of a child and the lens of a camera

Water - By Child Poet, Hilda Conkling (1910-1986) Photography by Alison M. Jones The world turns softly Not to spill its lakes and rivers. The water is held in its arms And the sky is held in the water. What is water, That pours silver, And can hold the sky? Many of Hilda's poems were … Continue reading Water – through the eyes of a child and the lens of a camera