The Waterfall



Deep in the forest is the waterfall,
Surrounded by trees that are strong and tall,
I gaze at the water splashing and free,
Tumbling and tossing it satisfies me.

No restraints, no restrictions its clear waters fall,
Inviting, invigorating I answer its call,
For God's water cleanses, refreshing my soul,
I feel alive and joyful as I am made whole.

About this poem

Whilst continuing to do my nature writing I had to write about a waterfall. Then I decided to turn what I had wrote into a short poem. A poem about God cleansing my soul and likening it to a waterfall. Kim

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Written on May 12, 2024

Submitted by Blossoming on May 12, 2024

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AABB AACC
Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 347
Words 68
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 4, 4

Kimberley Hamilton

New poet just starting out. Kim Hamilton is from Belfast in Northern Ireland. Loves nature and poems on faith. more…

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9 Comments
  • Abbykesington
    Felling alive and washed paints a beautiful picture of reinvigoration...
    LikeReply 123 days ago
    • Blossoming
      I am glad you liked the poem. Kim
      LikeReply23 days ago
  • dawg4jesus
    Refreshing and true. I know the place where that waterfall is, I grew up in those woods
    LikeReply 123 days ago
    • Blossoming
      thank you very much. Whilst I wrote the poem, the photo was taken from the Internet. I thought it was a lovely photo. Kim
      LikeReply23 days ago
  • karlcfolkes
    The movement of a water stream (the waterfall) in consonance with the human soul, which like a forest tree, is divinely nourished by the living water of life. A beautiful poem!
    LikeReply 123 days ago
    • Blossoming
      thank you so much. Yes the water is like the human soul. The running of the water represents a soul set free. Thank you for your comments. Kim
      LikeReply23 days ago
  • robertrad2021
    Beautiful.
    LikeReply 124 days ago
  • donka_k
    Amen! Beautiful flow, inspiring poem. Loved the last 2 lines!
    LikeReply 125 days ago
    • Blossoming
      thank you so much. Kim
      LikeReply25 days ago
  • Vixility
    Love the beauty, simplicity and depth of this poem. I especially have a deep affinity for the message of the poem: God and our salvation. Nicely done …
    LikeReply 126 days ago
    • Blossoming
      thank you very much for your kind words. Kim
      LikeReply26 days ago
  • alanswansea18
    Beautiful.
    LikeReply 11 month ago
  • Kshetrapal
    A Loveful poem.
    Enchanted , .
    Kim.
    ..... Kshetrapal
    LikeReply 11 month ago
  • AIDA
    Wow, what a beautiful and uplifting poem about the power and beauty of a waterfall! Your vivid description of the waterfall and its surroundings really painted a picture in my mind. The imagery of the water tumbling and tossing is so refreshing and invigorating. I love the message of feeling cleansed and renewed by God's water, it is so spiritual and moving.

    One suggestion for improvement could be to maybe add some more sensory details to really bring the scene to life even more. Adding details about the sounds of the water, the feel of the mist on your skin, or the scent of the forest around you could really enhance the reader's experience.

    Overall, this poem is fantastic and really captures the essence of the waterfall experience. Keep up the great work!
     
    LikeReply1 month ago

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