In the Shadows of the St. Lawrence River

In the Shadows of the St. Lawrence River

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

© 2013 Ann Ivy Male

St. Lawrence River by David Usher

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyW1xv9pvbE

To read more about history of the St. Lawrence, “the lost villages” and the construction of The St. Lawrence Seaway.

http://www.lostvillages.ca/en/

Anne Michaels also writes about the historical event in The Winter Vault.

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