In the Shadows of the St. Lawrence River
I once sat on the banks of the St. Lawrence River
I watched the flow of the water, wash away my thoughts
I once held your hand by the banks of the river
Your long white dress drifted towards a distant ocean
I once had a dark dream about the St. Lawrence River
About the tiny villages along its shores
Tiny villages, now lost in the shadows
I once sang a song about the St. Lawrence River
About its dirty banks and frozen water
And how I carried you down to river
Only to realize; that moment is now frozen in time
© Ann Ivy Male 2013
St. Lawrence River by David Usher
To read more about history of the St. Lawrence, “the lost villages” and the construction of The St. Lawrence Seaway.
Anne Michaels also writes about the historical event in The Winter Vault.