Willamette River Expressions


February 11, 2018
by Aidan Pratt
I see the tourists, taking a pictures,
Always coming ever closer,
Seeing my current go ever quicker,
They come near seeking closure,
Sometimes there’s boats, exploring the water,
Sometimes there's divers, diving deep,  
Sometimes on the edge, I can see walkers,     
Peaceful I can be, beware however the drop off may be steep.
All of my Positives, and all of danger, 
All ...

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Honoring our Rivers

December 4, 2017

River in a Canyon

By Ethan Berkson-Klaur


Lightning striking the ground

A storm rolling in

Plant dying forever

A path going to heaven

Big craters in the ground

Shadows of the clouds

One string of life among the world

A blank landscape filled with beauty

Darkness overwhelming

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Honoring Our Rivers

November 3, 2017
By Abigail Rogson

Rippling slowly,
moving through the forest.
I wonder what it's like to be water
in a stream, moving through the forest.
It was at that very moment
I realize
There is peace and goodness in all of us.
The poem and artwork were originally submitted to Honoring Our Rivers: ...

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HAPpy People: Rory Marion

April 14, 2017
HAPpy People: Rory Marion
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Meet HAP videographer, drone pilot, philosopher, and young man about town, Rory Marion. Who is this 13-year old you may have heard about? If you’ve been following HAP’s FB page you’ve seen his work—fun videos of River Huggers with traces of animation and music—delightful ...

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Honoring Our Rivers poem

November 5, 2016



From the 2016 Honoring Our Rivers Anthology:


Free Water

By Alex Rawls, grade 3


Water is flowing freely,

Water chooses its own path,

separate from the rest.

Bubbling, bouncing,

carving canyons,

falling in silence.

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