River of Delight

© 2023 J Oscar Bittinger

In dreams you can fly
And I, a puckish prince have been
Such things can be
Believed any night
As stars and fireflies
Dance like moonlight
On the River of Delight

Down by the riverside
Magic and danger lie
A place where you and I have been
Tween water and the wind
Meet me there tonight
The River of Delight

Can’t hold back the river’s flow
Let loose the shores of daily woe
Where the midnight currents go
We go…..

The dawn chorus wakes us
Daily life reclaims us
All the fine dreams on morning tides
Drift into the light
Let’s return tonight
To the River of Delight