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Music of the Waterfall

Lorna is a published writer with a particular interest in narrative poetry, which she finds therapeutic.

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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

Comments

Lorna Lamon (author) on September 06, 2020:

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.

George Xu from Philippines on September 05, 2020:

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.

Lorna Lamon (author) on September 04, 2020:

Thank you for the lovely comments Mark - appreciated.

Lorna Lamon (author) on September 04, 2020:

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

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on September 04, 2020:

Lorna,

This is absolutely beautiful.

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

Mark Tulin from Ventura, California on September 04, 2020:

Lovely. You captured its essence.

Lorna Lamon (author) on August 20, 2020:

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

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on August 19, 2020:

Lorna,

As usual your words paint the perfect picture.

I love the elegance and beauty you create.

Have a great day.

Lorna Lamon (author) on August 19, 2020:

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

Prithviraj Shirole from India on August 19, 2020:

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

Lorna Lamon (author) on August 18, 2020:

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.

greg cain from Idaho, USA on August 18, 2020:

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.

Lorna Lamon on August 17, 2020:

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

Lorna Lamon (author) on August 17, 2020:

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.

Denise McGill from Fresno CA on August 17, 2020:

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

Farah N Huq from Dhaka, Bangladesh on August 17, 2020:

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

Lorna Lamon (author) on August 17, 2020:

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

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on August 17, 2020:

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

Lorna Lamon (author) on August 15, 2020:

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.

Kyler J Falk from California on August 15, 2020:

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!

Lorna Lamon (author) on August 14, 2020:

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

Lorna Lamon (author) on August 14, 2020:

Thank you for your lovely comments Andrijana which I appreciate.

Andrijana from Russia on August 14, 2020:

Splendid one Lorna! I love your writing.

Vanita Thakkar on August 13, 2020:

Beautiful picture of the waterfall.

Lovely title.

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

Lorna Lamon (author) on August 12, 2020:

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

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on August 12, 2020:

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!

Lorna Lamon (author) on August 11, 2020:

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

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on August 11, 2020:

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

Lorna Lamon (author) on August 11, 2020:

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

Ankita B on August 11, 2020:

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

Lorna Lamon (author) on August 11, 2020:

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.

Devika Primic on August 11, 2020:

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

Lorna Lamon (author) on August 10, 2020:

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

Lorna Lamon (author) on August 10, 2020:

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.

Lora Hollings on August 10, 2020:

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.

Nella DiCarlo from Guelph, Ontario on August 10, 2020:

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

Lorna Lamon (author) on August 10, 2020:

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

Hertha David from Windhoek, Namibia on August 10, 2020:

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.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on August 09, 2020:

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 (author) on August 09, 2020:

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.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on August 09, 2020:

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

Ann Carr from SW England on August 09, 2020:

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

Lorna Lamon (author) on August 09, 2020:

Thank you for the lovely comment Sannyasi - appreciated.

Lorna Lamon (author) on August 09, 2020:

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

thoughtsprocess from Navsari (India) on August 09, 2020:

Beautifully portrayed. loved it.

Sannyasi Raja from Durgapur, West Bengal, India on August 09, 2020:

It was beautiful .

Lorna Lamon (author) on August 09, 2020:

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

Ann Carr from SW England on August 09, 2020:

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

Lorna Lamon (author) on August 09, 2020:

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

EK Jadoon from Abbottabad Pakistan on August 09, 2020:

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.

Lorna Lamon (author) on August 09, 2020:

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.

Lorna Lamon (author) on August 09, 2020:

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

Lorna Lamon (author) on August 09, 2020:

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.

Liz Westwood from UK on August 09, 2020:

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.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on August 09, 2020:

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

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on August 09, 2020:

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.

Lorna Lamon (author) on August 09, 2020:

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

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on August 09, 2020:

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 (author) on August 08, 2020:

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.

Lorna Lamon (author) on August 08, 2020:

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

Rosina S Khan on August 08, 2020:

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.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on August 08, 2020:

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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