The saltwater seas have lessons to teach us,
same is true of the freshwater lakes,
but these are not the lessons taught
by the world’s great rivers.
Long before we were connected by
highways and railways and airways,
we were connected by rivers.
And it is thus great rivers like the St. Lawrence
which remind us of our connections
to everything else.
He that hath ears to hear,
let him hear The River.
—John Faithful Hamer, From Here (2017)
(photo credit: Sebastian Furtado)