Rock Run

Rock Run

A Poem by Denise

Inspired by this picture of Rock Run in Lycoming Country PA, beautiful swimming holes and trails...close to my home.


Water cascading smoothly over earth and stone.
Tumbling, rushing, gushing down to woodlands unknown.
Sun glinting brightly off crystal pools to be shone.
Shadows fall calmly from brush overgrown.

Mother nature whispers in my ear.
Guiding me, showing me, sending me here.
Following her secrets I quickly disappear.
Into a grove, trees open to the sky and clear.

Hesitantly I test frigid water upon my big toe.
Shivers tickle my skin, ready for the jump, ready to go.
Floating peacefully now soaking up the sun’s glow.
Smiling to myself my secret hideaway I only know.

Shadows begin to shift, the sun starts to wane.
Clouds open up showering down rain.
Whar was manageable trails becomes slippery terrain.
Reveling in nature’s storm without trepidation I’ll remain.

Droplets of water danced on my skin.
Throwing my arms wide I looked up with a grin.
Thanking God for cleansing me of this sin.
Peace and happiness start to grow from within.

Rejoiced and replenished I trek back home.
Passing water tumbling, rushing, gushing over stone.

© 2011 Denise

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this is the kind of day I live for , I am immersed in your words , beautiful scenery brought to life in my imagination ~

Posted 10 Years Ago

you've created a full sensory experience for the audience through your imagery~ absolutely beautiful descriptives and enchanting cadence to the whole piece~

Posted 10 Years Ago

I need to find a place like this to rest my weary feet in the cool water's relief. This is writ great, and flowed like the beauty it portrays. Your words play in cadence to the picture, and sing the words hallelujah in a heavenly tones.

Fine Write!

Posted 10 Years Ago

What a beautiful glimpse of your world! There is something truly lifting, something that restores the soul in such places. I walk down to a river near my home every day... and it sings this song. Thanks for sharing!

Posted 10 Years Ago

That sounds so beautiful. It reminds me of Vermont, and how beautiful the state is. I live in Florida, so I don't know many places described like this. I do have a suggestion. The line that reads, "Into a grove trees open to the sky and they clear." might need a comma between grove and trees. It sounds like your describing "a grove tree" but your talking about a grove of trees. That's my only suggestion for an improvement.

Posted 10 Years Ago

Oh, i so wish we had something like this here in London, it sounds so tempting, so beautiful... but around here it's just flat land, industry and murky flooded gravel pits. The River Thames may well 'glideth at its own sweet will' but what glideth in it is another matter... it certainly isn't 'cleansing'.

Posted 10 Years Ago

From nature to thanking God for cleansing you. Usually rain messes up such a beautiful day but I see you embraced it and saw the beauty in it just as much as you did with the sun. Isn't it still cold in your state? a little early for such a warm write about a beautiful place.

Posted 10 Years Ago

I could here the water bubbling over the rocks. Great job setting the scene. If this is based on a real life experience, What a lovely hidden spot you've found. I liked this. Skilled rhyming.

Posted 10 Years Ago

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Added on February 22, 2011
Last Updated on March 25, 2011
Tags: nature, summer, swimming, streams, trails



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