Just Around the River Bend [PhotoEssay]


Because sometimes a Disney Princess provides a much more poetic narrative…


What I love most about rivers is:

You can’t step in the same river twice

The water’s always changing, always flowing

IMG_3217But people, I guess, can’t live like that

We all must pay a price

To be safe, we lose our chance of ever knowing

What’s around the river bend?


Waiting just around the river bend…


I look once more!

Just around the river bend

Beyond the shore –

Where the gulls fly free

Don’t know what for…


What I dream the day might send

Just around the river bend, for me

Coming for me…


I feel it there beyond those trees

Or right behind these waterfalls


Can I ignore that sound of distant drumming

For a handsome sturdy husband

Who builds handsome sturdy walls

And never dreams that something might be coming

Just around the river bend?

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I look once more

Just around the river bend

Beyond the shore

Somewhere past the sea

Don’t know what for …


Why do all my dreams extend

Just around the river bend?

Just around the river bend …


Should I choose the smoothest course,

Steady as the beating drum?

Is all my dreaming at an end?


Or do you still wait for me, Dream Giver…

Just around the river bend?



“Just Around the River Bend” from Disney’s Pocahontas, by Alan Menken

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