The Waterfall Whisper – Poem

The waterfall whisper like a glimmer of a revelation,
The light so shallow, fleeting but true,
It’s a view into the past, present – the future too,
A dark hollow of answers, where everything resides,

The mind made passive and still.
The eyes closed, body motionless, and the heart silenced,
Breathing slow and disconnected from the world,

The waterfall whisper like a glimmer of false hope,
An escape from everything – separate and cold,
Could it be a veneer of calmness, something amiss?
Things undone are waiting,

Thank you for reading. This piece is quite too-sided, so I’d like to hear your opinions. Is the waterfall a symbol of a positive state? Marvelous maybe? Or something completely different? Leave a comment below.

Patrick Rain

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Marie Goddard
Marie Goddard
6 years ago

Poetry is very subjective. I think waterfalls can symbolize many things. The stream is constant, ever churning, representing the steady flow of time moving forward. But because of this constance, this unchanging state, it can promote a feeling of tranquility, peace, a halt in time. Another is reflection. What you look for, or expect to see, will be present in the water. And lastly, purification. The washing away of troubles, sins, doubts, hate, anger, weakness, giving the soul new purpose or shedding the darkness of the past for a brighter future. Your poem evoked many of these for me. An… Read more »