I think the author’s trying to relate life to river. For example, he described the river in a good way but also how things can go wrong, which also gives us a little hint about his life experiences. The author says that he’s seen the end of the river and how it died. This tells me that he had difficult times in his life. He also said that the river is unanswerable. Many things are unanswerable and the author means that he’s just walking along the flow (because rivers can symbolize the flow our lives). This might be because he believes in certain things or he may be too dependent on something. In the beginning, he described how amazing and great the river (or life) is and how he has too many reasons to love being alive. And he continues talking about the ups and downs in life. I think this poem makes me feel relaxed and I find it easy to relate to.