Creative Prompt #216: River

Quote: I’ll love you, dear, I’ll love you till China and Africa meet and the river jumps over the mountain and the salmon sing in the street. –W. H. Auden

Cry me a river

Digital River


River Styx

Viking River Cruises

River Phoenix

Blue Danube

River Tam is a fictional character and a main protagonist of the Firefly franchise

River Network


River of Words® (ROW) is a program of The Center for Environmental Literacy and a part of the Kalmanovitz School of Education.

River Plate can refer to: Río de la Plata, the River Plate in English—a large estuary between Argentina and Uruguay. La Plata Basin, basin of the River Plate.

Russian River Brewing Company

River Poets Journal


Post the direct URL (link) where your drawing, doodle, artwork is posted (e.g. your blog, Flickr) in the comments area of this post. I would really like to keep all the artwork together and provide a way for others to see your work and/or your blog.

We are also talking about this on Twitter. Use the hashtag #CPP

The Creative Prompt Project, also, has a Flickr group, which you can join to  post your responses. I created this spot so those of you without blogs and websites would have a place to post your responses.

Hudson River

Sacramento River Cats

San Antonio River Walk

Amazon River

Definition: “A river is a natural watercourse,[1] usually freshwater, flowing towards an ocean, a lake, a sea, or another river. In a few cases, a river simply flows into the ground or dries up completely at the end of its course, and does not reach another body of water. Small rivers may be called by several other names, including stream, creek, brook, rivulet, and rill. There are no official definitions for generic terms, such as river, as applied to geographic features,[2] although in some countries or communities a stream may be defined by its size. Many names for small rivers are specific to geographic location; examples are “run” in the United States, “burn” in Scotland and northeast England, and “beck” in northern England. Sometimes a river is defined as being larger than a creek,[3] but not always: the language is vague.[4]

Rivers are part of the hydrological cycle. Water generally collects in a river from precipitation through a drainage basin from surface runoff and other sources such as groundwater recharge, springs, and the release of stored water in natural ice and snowpacks (e.g. from glaciers). Potamology is the scientific study of rivers while limnology is the study of inland waters in general.

No extraterrestrial rivers are currently known, though large flows of hydrocarbons described as rivers have recently been found on Titan.[5][6] Channels may indicate past rivers on other planets, specifically outflow channels on Mars[7] and are theorized to exist on planets and moons in habitable zones of stars”


River Monsters host and extreme angler Jeremy Wade uncovers the world’s largest, strangest and most dangerous fish.

Quote: I’ve learned from being in the woods that titles don’t mean much and that actions speak a lot louder than words – even in Congress. I always look for the people who want to act – people who want to run the river or climb the mountain – even if they’re not members of my political party. –Mark Udall







**Nota bene: I am not including an exhaustive list of all rivers; just the ones that seem important to me