song 8

a.
Water carrying bundles of light, solar muscles
There’s an engine in the water like an Indian motorcycle
River’s chains, tight for timing
Sowing banks with proper planting
The path, the math, river walking, counting
To so much as one

Working the thinking river
A mechanic or editor, a rider a reader

Ararat
Hyco
Otter and
Po

River River River River River

b.
Dog, Indian, drought sun gauge
When the rain breaks down, and how turning it turns into itself
How it pays itself a ransom to gravity
As a young man he is interiority
Organizing itself by natural permission
Like the drive in a structural river
A marriage of becoming; wedding
Of intention and intuition coming out as courage

Bluestone
Chickahominy
Difficult Run

Hardware
Hazel
Pamunky
Ta

River river river river river

c.
Finishing a sentence for the river
Reader-reacher
Weather is made like a day
Backhoe, diversion, a load of gravel, a berm,
Healing the river’s term
A thinking man’s way

Bridge Scour Analysis; Floodplain Delineation
Hydrographic survey; channel investigation
Sediment transport, geomorphology
Watershed science, open channel hydraulics

Tug Fork
Little Piney
Yeocomico and
Cameron Run

River river river river river

d.
Can look down the weather
It will be a dry spring through summer,
Cycling drought,
A ransom heavy as machine
Work the divisor
A mechanic or editor, a rider a reader
His hand into the words, the works of the water
River’s chains, tight for timing
Sowing banks with proper planting
The path, the math, river walking, counting
To so much as one

Chickahominy
Ta
The river
Is Easter

e.
Look down the weather
It will be a dry spring through summer,
Cycling drought,
A ransom heavy as machine

Bridge Scour Analysis; Floodplain Delineation
Hydrographic survey; channel investigation
Sediment transport, geomorphology
Watershed science, open channel hydraulics

Shoemaker
Dan
Pigg and
Rose

River river river river river

f.
Work the divisor like a backhoe
A mechanic or editor, a rider a reader
His hand into the words, the works of the water
River’s chains, tight for timing
Sowing banks with proper planting
The path, the math, river walking, counting
To so
Much as one

Ni
Poni
Catoctin
Clinch

The river
Is Easter
River River River River River

g.
Reader-reacher
The engine of the weather
Backhoe, diversion, a load of gravel, a berm,
Healing the river’s term
A thinking man’s way

River river river river river

Dog, Indian
Drought sun gauge
The rain breaks down
Pays ransom to gravity
As a young man he is interiority
Organizing civics
With the drive of a structural river
A marriage of becoming; wedding
Of intention and intuition
Turning out as courage

River river river river river

h.
Water carrying bundles of light, solar muscles
There’s an engine in the water like an Indian motorcycle
River’s chains, tight for timing
Sowing banks with proper planting
The math the river’s counting
To so much as one

Creek
Rockfish
Sinking
Mosquito and
Severn

River river river river river

prime
Water carrying bundles of light, solar muscles
There’s an engine in the river like an Indian motorcycle
River chains, tight for timing
Sowing banks with proper planting
The path, the math, river counting
To so much as one

Working the thinking river
A mechanic or editor, rider or reader
His hand into the words, the works of the water
Dog watches the current, trout at light-change
Dog, Indian, drought-sun-gauge
A marriage
Of becoming; wedding
Of intention and intuition
Turning out courage
Backhoe, diversion, a load of gravel, a berm,
Healing the river’s term

Bridge Scour Analysis; Floodplain Delineation
Hydrographic survey; channel investigation
Sediment transport, geomorphology
Watershed science, open channel hydraulics

Ararat
Hyco
Otter
Po

Poni
Catoctin
Pigg and
Rose

Pocaty
Mattaponi
Nottoway
Mayo

Sandy
Maury
Piney
Yeocomico

Poni
Conway
Saint Mary
Quantico

Machipongo
Motto
Rapidan
Clinch

Mosquito
Bluestone
Corrotoman
Lynch

Shoemaker
Blackwater
Fisher
Dry

Middle
Little
Roanoke
Tye

Occoquan
Opequon
Poquoson
Rush

German
Jackson
Difficult Run
Bush

Falling
Stinking
Pocomoke
East

Piankatank
Poropotank
Pagan
Guest

Rappahannock
Appomattox
Cockle Creek
York

Potomac
Buffalo
Sinking
North

Pound
Roach
Ware
Back
New
James
Dan

Shenandoah
Cranesnest
Jordan
Coan

Hardware
Hazel
Pamunky
Ta

Chickahominy
Tug Fork
Rockfish
Ni

Be with me
I’m with you

The river
Is Easter

River river river river river

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