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River of the Moon, Chattahoochee

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River of the Moon

River of the Moon

When early man first came, the river was a mystery, had no name,

Superstition reigned, until one night, in a moon so bright, it came.

River of the Moon, you great provider, home of the musical loon,

Your waters satisfy our thirst, there where the wild are all in tune.


Refrain:

Shine on us, River of the Moon, Chattahoochee, brightly shine,

No music to be your equal, of your memories, so divine.

Play us a tune River Moon, as your water's ripple so fine.

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Great river, our all of life giver, a home of the strong and the meek,

Your water world, a treasure, as gold, none greater, we may seek.

Birds wing to your sanctuary, follow your estuary, a maternal source,

Precious river's purity, a surety, irrigating throughout your course.


Refrain:

Shine on us, River of the Moon, Chattahoochee, brightly shine,

No music to be your equal, of your memories, so divine.

Play us a tune River Moon, in your water's ripple so fine.

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Our lives we owe to you, oh River of the Moon, we are sincere,

Reflections so grand, a night time river band, sounds we hear.

Birds, frogs, fury creatures all join in, in such beauty, transcend,

Carrying over wild woods and glens, their joyful notes to send.


Refrain:

Shine on us, River of the Moon, Chattahoochee, brightly shine,

No music to be your equal, of your memories, so divine.

Play us a tune River Moon, in your water's ripple so fine.

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Born in a high mountain's top, your waters spring forth, flowing on,

Down through the valleys and across the dales, goes a joyful song.

River of the Moon, purveyor of the ages, in solitude you do persist,

Your sanctity, generosity, a friend, by your benevolent gifts, all exist.


Refrain:

Shine on us, River of the Moon, Chattahoochee, brightly shine,

No music, to be your equal, of your memories, so divine.

Play us a tune River Moon, in your water's ripple so fine.

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© 2016 whonunuwho

Comments

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on September 02, 2016:

I can hear the gentle ripples of the water as nature carries its tune set by the motion of the moon. Very peaceful, whonu. Love the photos!

whonunuwho (author) from United States on August 27, 2016:

I have an associate who is working on this now. Thank you for your kind words. whonu

Faith Reaper from southern USA on August 27, 2016:

I love your song/poem about the Chattahoochee River ...the river of my childhood too!

I'm sure someone would love to put this to music, and it would be a best seller.

Blessings

whonunuwho (author) from United States on August 27, 2016:

Thanks. I'll keep it short. Don't want to see the ad photo again, ugh...

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on August 27, 2016:

A wonderful poem and a great poetic journey on the river.

whonunuwho (author) from United States on August 24, 2016:

Thanks Eric. I can't say enough about this river. It means so much to so many. whonu

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on August 24, 2016:

So cool. My river is the Colorado and my creek Oak Creek. I have a brother that pretty much believes the river is an extension of God. I just love this, thank you

whonunuwho (author) from United States on August 23, 2016:

Thank you Blossom and many blessings on this fine evening. whonu

Bronwen Scott-Branagan from Victoria, Australia on August 23, 2016:

A lovely poem - or song, too. Rivers are so important for a healthy environment for wildlife. Thank you for sharing this gem.