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An Irrawaddy Valentine

A Poem of Love from Bagan

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We are spending our Valentine's Day on the banks of the Irrawaddy River in Bagan, Burma, and just couldn't resist getting poetic about this romantic river.

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We love you, sweet waters of the Irrawaddy – jewel of Burma.
And with the lifting of night’s dark veil,
We see your translucent face turn misty pink in the rays of dawn...

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We love you, nourishing waters of the Irrawaddy – giver of life.
We stare in wonderment as exotic birds take their morning dip,
And sing us awake with your praises...

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We love you, gentle waters of the Irrawaddy – bringer of tranquility.
And we are humbled by the warmth and kindness of the beautiful people,
Who live upon your sandy shores…

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We love you, meandering waters of the Irrawaddy – carrier of treasures.
As we watch the riches of Burma,
Drift southward on your watery highway to the Bay of Bengal…

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We love you, bounteous waters of the Irrawaddy – provider of gifts.
As we watch the fishermen and boatmen,
Harvesting your aqueous fields…

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We love you, generous waters of the Irrawaddy – bringer of happiness.
As we listen to a peanut picker singing sweet songs,
As she gathers her sand-grown crop...
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We love you, beautiful waters of the Irrawaddy – pearl of southeast Asia.
And as the sun sets on yet another glorious day,
We feel the warmth of your love for us…

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Happy Valentine…

Posted by Hawkson 03:19 Archived in Myanmar

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We love you, world travellers and friends - transmitters of earthly wonders.
As you make your way around the globe casting "peace in every step,"
Know our grateful hearts and open arms await you on your return to this tranquil shore.

Happy Valentines xxoo

15.02.2013 by Trudy

Poetry!!!! Is there no end to your talents? I am struck commentless.

15.02.2013 by R and b

Ah, a truly inspired and inspiring love note...to a river. How lovely! love to you both...Sharron

15.02.2013 by Sharron

Ahhh, you are celebrating life, through a lens, and with an open heart,for all of us to see the wonder of it all, thanks for this.
G

15.02.2013 by gottfried

Thank you. This is far better than chocolates, mass produced cards and pop songs. Yes, yes, yes, yes to all the previous comments.

15.02.2013 by Janet

Valentines day is celebrated worldwide and your poetry is a fitting tribute to this important day. Happy Valentine...
Love, Jean and David.

16.02.2013 by Jean and David

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