David Wood

Gold Star - 12,216 Points (07 April 1950 / London)

Waterfall (Terza Rima) - Poem by David Wood

Gentle murmurs caught in whispering winds quietly flows
Gathering momentum in soft sunlight through willow trees
A cool meandering transparent watery bliss that grows

Over the precipice their curtain hangs moving with ease
Forming eddies whose chorus sings nature’s sweet song
A mild turbulence of frothy spray rising in a cool breeze

Spreading to either bank rings of bright water flow along
This beautiful sight spread before my deep pensive eye
This image to remain in my heart so incredibly strong

Where kingfishers live alone in the banks dive and try
To catch confused minnows caught up in the rush
Now it’s only a stream flowing along just a gentle sigh

A waterfall can be a foaming torrent or a quiet soft gush
Its rich perspective is a reward that is so pleasantly plush

Topic(s) of this poem: nature, water

Form: Terza Rima


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Terza rima is a rhyming verse stanza consisting of an interlocking three line rhyme scheme.
ABA, BCB, CDC, DED. There is no limit to the number of lines. It can end with a single line such as DED above or DED-EE. Iambic pentameter preferred.

Comments about Waterfall (Terza Rima) by David Wood

  • (5/14/2016 10:51:00 AM)


    You have imprinted the image in my heart too!
    Thanks David, an incredible write
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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (10/14/2015 6:00:00 PM)


    Exquisite depiction and thrilling expression. A beautiful and heart touching poem(Terza Rima) so nicely captured. Thank you dear David sir for posting such an intensive poem with attractive photograph.....10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, September 15, 2015


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