Music of the Waterfall

Updated on August 8, 2020
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Lorna is a published writer with a particular interest in narrative poetry, which she finds therapeutic.

Shadows of a rainbow dance within the vapour

Suspended in the air by the rush of flowing water

Echoing through the rugged mountain streams

Slipping between the many hidden crevices

In a timeless rush to meet the impatient river


A hidden path is covered by trailing vines

Tumbling over the rocks in a hapless dance

Where the sound of the ancient waterfall

Murmuring through the echoes of the past

Falls into the midst of a roaring masquerade


Glistening in the morning rays of sunlight

Your living waters become a stream of hope

Reflected in the strength of your mighty voice

Captured by the steady current of gentle spirits

Caught in the deep pools of your crystal waters


A natural masterpiece of shadow and light

Cascading into the coolness of tranquillity

Touching the stillness with a myriad of ripples

Held on the surface in the breath of a sigh

Lifted by a gentle breeze of remembrance


Life’s reflections are echoed within your wisdom

Where the beauty and harmony of existence

Become a cherished memory of fleeting notes

Gathering momentum under your protective arc

In a waterfall of raindrops held in tears of silence

© 2020 Lorna Lamon

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    • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

      Lorna Lamon 

      2 weeks ago

      Good to see you George and I'm glad you could relate to this poem. I also love the beauty of water and in particular waterfalls. Thank you for the lovely comments and for visiting.

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      George Xu 

      2 weeks ago from Philippines

      Lorna- I love that this paints a lot of images. It portrays several things from calm sceneries to the wisdom of the water (Life's reflections are echoed within your wisdom). As someone that loves the beauty and wisdom of water, I am drawn to this and find it soothing.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      2 weeks ago

      Thank you for the lovely comments Mark - appreciated.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      2 weeks ago

      Thank you for the lovely comments Brenda., which mean a lot. I'm glad you enjoyed this poem.

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      BRENDA ARLEDGE 

      2 weeks ago from Washington Court House

      Lorna,

      This is absolutely beautiful.

      I love the first part of this poem the best. Details are amazing.

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      Mark Tulin 

      2 weeks ago from Santa Barbara, California

      Lovely. You captured its essence.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      4 weeks ago

      Thank you for the lovely comments Brenda. Glad you enjoyed the poem. Hope you have a great day as well. Stay safe.

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      BRENDA ARLEDGE 

      4 weeks ago from Washington Court House

      Lorna,

      As usual your words paint the perfect picture.

      I love the elegance and beauty you create.

      Have a great day.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      4 weeks ago

      Thank you for your kind comments Prithviraj and I'm so glad you enjoyed this poem.

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      Prithviraj Shirole 

      4 weeks ago from India

      Very melodious poem. While reading this poem, I actually visualized the waterfall and the sound it makes. Thanks for such a pleasing poem.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      4 weeks ago

      Thank you for the lovely comments Greg. The Black Hills of South Dakota sound beautiful. Glad you enjoyed the poem and I appreciate your visit.

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      greg cain 

      4 weeks ago from Moscow, Idaho, USA

      The elegance of this poem, the meticulous choice of just the perfect words...all of it was very evocative. Made me think of my own visits to Niagara, and to several 'hidden' falls in Hawaii after a long hike. And also of a place near my home in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Great piece, Lorna.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      5 weeks ago

      Thank you for your lovely comments Farah, and I'm delighted you enjoyed this poem. Take care.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      5 weeks ago

      Sounds like a wonderful experience Denise. They are a force of nature, and yet I find them peaceful. Thank you for commenting and I'm glad you enjoyed this poem.

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      Denise McGill 

      5 weeks ago from Fresno CA

      This reminds me of the many times I have visited Bridal Veil Falls in Yosemite National Park. You can hear the roar long before you see the cascade and even 100 yards away the mist wets your hair and clings to eyelashes. There is perpetual rainbow because of the constant mist. I felt like I couldn't think, couldn't speak, couldn't compete with the assaulting roar of the falls. It was like being in the presence of a giant. How small and insignificant I felt in its shadow.

      Blessings,

      Denise

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      Farah N Huq 

      5 weeks ago from Dhaka, Bangladesh

      What a beautiful narration! Your poem is an art itself. Loved the analogy you drew at the end. A brilliant piece of writing!

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      Lorna Lamon 

      5 weeks ago

      I'm delighted to read your articles Chrish and thank you for visiting and commenting. Take care.

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      Chrish Canosa 

      5 weeks ago from Manila Philippines

      Hi ,Ms Lorna. This is so beautiful! Ohmigosh! I'm shy about my articles which you have been reading . I'm so speechless

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      Lorna Lamon 

      5 weeks ago

      I can think of nothing more relaxing than climbing, and I've often come across waterfalls that I didn't know existed. They are a powerful force of nature. I appreciate your lovely comments Kyler and hope you find your own waterfall.

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      Kyler J Falk 

      5 weeks ago from Corona, CA

      The most beautiful places I've been have been waterfalls. There really is a powerful and entrancing energy around them, especially those that you find hidden off in some desert oasis you never would've thought contained such a beautiful sight. Might go do some mountain climbing off-trail and see what sort of hidden beauties I can find today.

      Wonderful poetry, Lorna!

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      Lorna Lamon 

      5 weeks ago

      Lovely to see you Vanita and thank you for your kind comments. I am glad you enjoyed this poem and I appreciate your visit.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      5 weeks ago

      Thank you for your lovely comments Andrijana which I appreciate.

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      Andrijana 

      5 weeks ago from Russia

      Splendid one Lorna! I love your writing.

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      Vanita Thakkar 

      5 weeks ago

      Beautiful picture of the waterfall.

      Lovely title.

      Vivid expressions on the waterfall and the surge of emotions and wisdom it inspires. Enjoyed reading.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      5 weeks ago

      Always good to see you Dora and I appreciate your lovely comments. So glad you enjoyed this poem.

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      Dora Weithers 

      5 weeks ago from The Caribbean

      Beautiful poetry as usual. The composition of your phrases are unique and refreshing, as in "a timeless rush to meet the impatient river" or "touching the stillness with a myriad of ripples." Excellent!

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      Lorna Lamon 

      5 weeks ago

      I'm delighted you enjoyed this poem Mary and thank you for your lovely comments which are appreciated. Take care and stay safe.

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      Mary Norton 

      5 weeks ago from Ontario, Canada

      I feel the life in this waterfall as I read your poem. The flow of your writing is like that of this waterfall.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      5 weeks ago

      Lovely to see you Ankita and I appreciate your kind comments - glad you enjoyed this poem.

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      Ankita B 

      5 weeks ago

      Your way with words are always splendid Lorna. I can easily visualize the beauty of the waterfall by reading your lines.

    • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

      Lorna Lamon 

      5 weeks ago

      This waterfall is part of a mountain range close to where I live. I have climbed to this fall many times and each time I am reminded of its strength and beauty. Thank you for the lovely comments Devika and I am touched that the poem had this effect. Take care and keep safe.

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      Devika Primic 

      5 weeks ago

      Hello Lorna the photo of the waterfall is stunning! The poem had tken me to another place but in harmony.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      6 weeks ago

      Thank you for your lovely comments Nella - glad you enjoyed the poem. Take care.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      6 weeks ago

      Thank you Lora for your lovely and very insightful comments. Waterfalls are another of nature's miracles. I'm so glad you enjoyed this poem and your comments are always appreciated. Keep safe.

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      Lora Hollings 

      6 weeks ago

      What a picture you paint with your words, Lorna! I not only see this waterfall in all its splendor but I can hear it as well. You enrapture us with your verse from the very beginning to your powerful ending. What a spiritual experience I had in reading your poem. Yes, the waterfall beckons us to stop, look, and listen, and learn its wisdom! Your poem is a tribute to nature and to the art of poetry.

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      Nella DiCarlo 

      6 weeks ago from Guelph, Ontario

      Beautiful poem .. the title drew me in as well . Great job .

    • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

      Lorna Lamon 

      6 weeks ago

      I am sure your visit to Ruacana falls will be a wonderful experience Hertha. Thank you for your lovely comments - appreciated. Take care.

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      Hertha David 

      6 weeks ago from Windhoek, Namibia

      Beautiful poem .. I think I will be visiting Ruacana falls in Namibia very soon to witness this "natural masterpiece of shadow and light" very soon.

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      Peggy Woods 

      6 weeks ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Lorna,

      So glad you tried the recipe and enjoyed it. Lasagna would be another great vehicle to use this sauce. Thanks for the idea.

    • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

      Lorna Lamon 

      6 weeks ago

      Thank you for your lovely comments Peggy and I'm so glad you enjoyed this poem. Just to let you know that I used your wonderful eggplant sauce recipe in a lasagne and it was delicious.

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      Peggy Woods 

      6 weeks ago from Houston, Texas

      You express such artistry with the choice of your carefully chosen words. I enjoyed very much reading your music of the waterfall.

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      Ann Carr 

      6 weeks ago from SW England

      We're fine, thank you Lorna. Yes the hens are still producing lovely dark-yolked eggs. One went broody but she seems fine now; the only evidence is a scar where she pecked my partner's hand aggressively! She lets him pick her up so I think he's forgiven.

      You keep safe and well too.

      Ann

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      Lorna Lamon 

      6 weeks ago

      Thank you for the lovely comment Sannyasi - appreciated.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      6 weeks ago

      Thank you for the lovely comment Vandna and I'm happy you enjoyed this poem. Stay safe and keep well.

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      thoughtsprocess 

      6 weeks ago from Navsari (India)

      Beautifully portrayed. loved it.

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      Sannyasi Raja 

      6 weeks ago from Durgapur, West Bengal, India

      It was beautiful .

    • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

      Lorna Lamon 

      6 weeks ago

      Thank you for your insightful and lovely comments Ann. I hope you are well and the hens are thriving.

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      Ann Carr 

      6 weeks ago from SW England

      I love the way you bring in so many contrasts here, as well as the history whispered in the depths. It's a path of water, the path of a story and an unending history. Breathtaking!

      Ann

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      Lorna Lamon 

      6 weeks ago

      Thank you for your kind comments EK which I appreciate. The waterfall is indeed a beautiful sight.

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      EK Jadoon 

      6 weeks ago from Abbottabad Pakistan

      Your choice of words is excellent. I like water, but I get scared when I see too much water flowing with great intensity. But no doubt, the waterfall is a beautiful and charming sight.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      6 weeks ago

      Thank you for the lovely comments and I have always had a love of waterfalls. I'm glad I was able to convey this love through my poem. It's always a pleasure to see you John. Take care.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      6 weeks ago

      I am truly touched Eric and delighted you have put this poem on your wall. Thank you for your generous spirit.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      6 weeks ago

      Thank you for your lovely comments Liz and I also have a love of waterfalls. I went climbing last year and was able to stand in the arc of the waterfall. It was so peaceful. Glad you enjoyed this poem. Take care.

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      Liz Westwood 

      6 weeks ago from UK

      Your carefully selected words paint a living image of the waterfall. The reader almost feels like they are there experiencing the waterfall scene for themselves. Top marks for a vivid portrayal of the scene. I am always fascinated by waterfalls.

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      Eric Dierker 

      6 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I reckon this tells how I feel about this one; It is printed and on my wall.

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      John Hansen 

      6 weeks ago from Queensland Australia

      I have to agree with Pamela in regard to water in all its forms being beautiful. You are a true artist the way you paint such beautiful pictures with the descriptiveness of your words. A pleasure to read, Lorna.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      6 weeks ago

      Thank you for your lovely comments Chitrangada and I'm delighted you enjoyed this poem. Take care.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      6 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      Beautiful expressions. You have painted a beautiful picture, and I can imagine the poetic beauty of a waterfall.

      As always, brilliantly composed poem.

      Thank you for sharing.

    • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

      Lorna Lamon 

      6 weeks ago

      I also enjoy the beauty of water Pamela, there is something so peaceful about the flow. I'm delighted you enjoyed this poem and thank you for your insightful comments. Take care.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      6 weeks ago

      Thank you Rosina for your lovely comments and I'm so glad you enjoyed this poem. Take care.

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      Rosina S Khan 

      6 weeks ago

      I always love the music of waterfalls. I love the image you create by the following lines:

      A natural masterpiece of shadow and light

      Cascading into the coolness of tranquillity

      Touching the stillness with a myriad of ripples

      Held on the surface in the breath of a sigh

      Lifted by a gentle breeze of remembrance

      Thank you, Lorna, for your superb contribution. Indeed I love this poem.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      6 weeks ago from Sunny Florida

      Water, whether a water fall or a beautiful lake is always beautiful to me. I really like this poem with the waterfall. I particularly like the ending of this vision "Gathering momentum under your protective arc

      In a waterfall of raindrops held in tears of silence." I really love the vision by the time you reach the ending of the poem, Lorna.

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