River of Delight

© 2022 J Oscar Bittinger

You and I are
Drifting nearer
After traveling far and wide
Stars and fireflies
Light the path
To the River of Delight

Dark stream, mysterious
Does not frighten us
On a raft that lulls and lifts

Down by the river side
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 the shores of daily woe
Where the midnight currents go
We go…..

A dawn chorus sings
Waking hearts take wing
All the fine dreams on morning tides
Drift in to the light
But we can return tonight
To the River of Delight