Words take flight


Thunderous waters splash and tumble,

cedars soar above jagged rock,

heartsong ripples, soft feet tread.


Red-tailed hawks chase the sun,

busy spiders trail silken strands,

thunderous waters splash and tumble.


Ferns sparkle under forest tresses,

ancient gnarled roots embrace,

cedars soar above jagged rock.


Wonder multiplies with abandon,

water, sun, shimmering cascades,

heartsong ripples, soft feet tread.

The painting reproduction entitled ‘Silence’, provided by Jane Dougherty as a  poetry prompt, reminds me of the temperate rainforest in British Columbia.  The challenge this week was to write a Cascade poem using the painting and the following words for inspiration: Cascade, Tresses, Eagle, Abandon, Rippling.

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11 thoughts on “Words take flight

    1. I thought of calling it Sound of Silence but decided not to so as to not confuse my meaning (for those familiar with the Simon and Garfunkel song, Sound of Silence).

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