The Waterfall, #Tanka Tuesday

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA: Trent McDonald, Photographer


rush of

water sprays

over jagged

places, and gushes

down into the chasm,

skipping over shards of rock.

Falling from an impressive height.

it slides past every obstacle.

Continually, it falls but never breaks.

© Susan Joy Clark 2021

II Corinthians 7:8-9

We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed—

This poem is in response to Colleen M. Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday prompt. The idea was to write an ekphrastic poem with metaphor based on the above photograph. I chose to write an etheree, one of the acceptable forms, because it would create a waterfall effect visually.

4 thoughts on “The Waterfall, #Tanka Tuesday

    1. I love waterfalls too and water. I am possibly more of a lake person than an ocean person, but I like both. This photo isn’t mine, but it’s a great photo of a beautiful waterfall.

      1. I’ve been lucky enough to catch the creek in my yard at sunset. I have in the back of my mind to make a larger image or a poster of it! 😀

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