Advertise Here
Want to advertise here? Get started for as little as $5
Great White Waterfall

Great White Waterfall

A Poem by Richard Williams

Tribute to a waterfall.


Like thunder from a thousand horses

your waters cascade there;

such grandeur found in nature's forces

intimidates the air.

With raging fury wrapped in glory

your surging sounds do call;

acclaiming your dynamic story,

a great white waterfall.

Could one imagine such a tower

that nature did construct?

A synergy of falling power

o'er rocky aqueduct!

And jets of lather spewing upward

along your rugged base;

potentiality well averred,

along with rapid grace.

Were you assigned the aeon's niche

for inundation's plan?

Outstretched waters flowing rich

to percolate the land!

And amongst refreshing power,

adroitness to enthrall;

with a steadfast billowing shower

of a great white waterfall.

© 2010 Richard Williams

My Review

Would you like to review this Poem?
Login | Register


I love the innovative rhymes. This one paints vivid images on my mind, and the comparisons you used are spectacular. My favourite lines would be
"Like thunder from a thousand horses

your waters cascade there;

such grandeur found in nature's forces

intimidates the air."

Posted 3 Years Ago

This is so beautiful!!! I love the descriptive words you used!! Definitely one of my favorites! :) Great job! :) :)

Posted 3 Years Ago

Dear Richard (my name, too--I go by Rick),

This is a lovely flowing piece with excellent meter (that's probably the most important thing to me in rhyming, metered poetry). So I loved this. Basically 8-6 couplets in 6-line stanzas, with an iambic meter. There are some faults here and there, but the flow caries through. Very nice job.

And the subject is refreshing as only waterfalls can be. So this was greatly enjoyed. You were a fellow entrant into the "Water Poetry" contest, and I must say I enjoyed your 2nd place entry so much more than the 1st place entry. Didn't like that on too much at all. Very novice if you ask me and poorly executed, not at all like your piece.

This was a joy to read, Richard. Very nice.

All my best regards and very high marks.


Posted 4 Years Ago

[send message][befriend] Subscribe
Lovely attention to detail on the rhyme and meter. I really like this very much indeed. Well done.

Posted 7 Years Ago

I can hear the water crashing down "Like thunder from a thousand horses" and can feel the power of the water. Your poem has great form, rhyme and rhythm and is a pleasure to read. Thank you for sharing

Posted 8 Years Ago

Request Read Request
Add to Library My Library
Subscribe Subscribe


5 Reviews
Added on June 25, 2010
Last Updated on July 14, 2010
Tags: thunder, horses, nature, fury, glory, dynamic, tower, synergy, power, aqueduct, jets, lather, niche, inundation, shower

Related Writing

People who liked this story also liked..