River Bending

River Bending

Poems on the Delaware River and Her Tributaries

N. Thomas Johnson-Medland


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Rivers are not only about themselves and the way they curve and cut across landscapes and time, but about an overall geology of the soul that goes on in each life--all life. Carrying things into our lives and away from our lives is just one of the mysteries of rivers and the tributaries that build them. These poems of life and living in the precincts of the Delaware River and her tributaries underscore the relationship that we have with the wetness, power, passion, shape, and presence of waters in our lives. Take a dip and be changed. Open yourself to their wonder.


N. Thomas Johnson-Medland:
N. Thomas Johnson-Medland is Director of Psychosocial and Spiritual Excellence at BAYADA Hospice. He is the author of River Bending, Coming Back Home, In The Same Place, Bathed in Abrasion, Bridges, Paths, and Waters; Dirt, Sky, and Mountains, Cairn-Space, Entering the Stream, Along the Road, From the Belly of the Whale, Danse Macabre, Feed My Sheep; Lead My Sheep, Windows and Doors, For the Beauty of the Earth, Duende, and Turning Within. He lives a stone's throw from the Susquehanna River in Columbia, Pennsylvania - just outside Lancaster - with his wife, Glinda. Tom and Glinda have two adult sons, Zachary Aidan and Josiah Gabriel.