Ben Gieske


Rainbow Falls


(Jackson County, Ky)

We liked to go there
dropp down beside its cascading waters
peer into its collected coolness
sidle up to the edge of its lap
thinking of taking a leap

Seemed like no one ever came ––
but we knew –– that others too
stole to this place
drawn to lean over its lip and flirt
with its rainbow’s end

Our hearts still meld
in the rainbow there
in Jackson County.

- Dec.3,2007

Submitted: Friday, August 22, 2008
Edited: Friday, May 27, 2011

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  • Rookie Karin Anderson (sorry can't vote or comment) . (8/13/2009 7:11:00 AM)

    Entrancing cascading poem so skilfully written. 'sidle up the edge of its lap' and 'drawn to lean over its lip and flirt with its rainbow's end'. The perfect poem befitting the Rainbow Falls. 10 Karin Anderson (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Natasha Chase (6/30/2009 5:32:00 PM)

    you are very good and sweet! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 29 Points Robert Howard (12/22/2008 5:02:00 PM)

    Thanks for absorbing the message of the falls and passing its beauty on to us. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 499 Points Dorothy- A. Holmes (9/6/2008 8:06:00 PM)

    Ben,

    You are such a terrific poet! Thank you for the visit to Jackson County. I found a day like this In Rock Creek Park in Washington, D.C. once...You helped me to remember that happy time.


    Dorothy (Report) Reply

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