Free Fall

Free Fall

A Poem by Cherrie Palmer

Sleeping water gently sways, heaven’s ceiling hugs low the banks.  

A ray of sun spots light a loon, while tender reeds also move.   

Scented air around me swirls, honeysuckle and pine cones, nectar of the woods.  

My silent paddle disturbs fine glass, rippling dreams without a splash  

 a falling cloud blurs out the shore and on leaning elbows, I long for more.   

Tendrils of mist  awake from rest and meet the clouds by the water’s edge.   

My soul free falls amongst the calm and I rejoice in soul surfing  for another hour.   

© 2019 Cherrie Palmer


Author's Note

Cherrie Palmer
I had to borrow Jacob's kayak for this one

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Theres nothing like being close to the water before the other boats come out and start to spoil the morning. I love that sudden splash of a large mouth bass close to the bow. It can startle you and make you laugh at the sudden joy of it all. Wonderful poem, Cherrie. CD

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Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Cherrie Palmer

2 Weeks Ago

Me too, our end of the lake is mostly fishermen with little traffic, except for the weekend.
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I love kayaking... whitewater is my favorite but the feeling of the glide on a calm water in the early morning can be just as exhilarating I love that feeling when the water and the sky meet and you sense a haze in the boundary. these are very, Lovely, lines... Mon Cherrie!!

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Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Cherrie Palmer

3 Weeks Ago

I haven't braved whitewater in years. Nay- decades lol but I do still love a simple visit on the wat.. read more
dear Cherrie... I could see each word gently falling
on your page.. rippling dreams without a splash...
I have been in a canoe when moonbeams appeared
through the trees. I know the peace of "waking from rest
on the waters edge". A lovely poem and one of your best.
truly, Pat

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Posted 3 Weeks Ago


This is one of my favorites of yours that I've read so far & probably becuz your nature imagery & word choices are popping with fresh originality, even tho you describe a scene that feels so familiar. You do a great back-and-forth between touching on imagery for all the senses, interspersed with more dynamic passages where you brightly personify various natural aspects (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

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Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Cherrie Palmer

3 Weeks Ago

Knowing you too are a lover of nature, I think that is what makes nature poetry so enchanting, it's .. read more
' Sleeping water gently sways, heaven’s ceiling hugs low the banks.'

Such beautiful thoughts written gently and in an extraordinary way: lovingly. Would kayak alongside you for that peaceful state of mind, inner vision, able to more fully understand the all around. Tis Bliss personified start to finish... meter perfect too. May I say, 'one of your many best'?

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emmajoy

3 Weeks Ago

Why not, even fog has its own incredible secrets, Cherries.
Cherrie Palmer

3 Weeks Ago

I love fog, a great place to relax and see things new.
emmajoy

3 Weeks Ago

First off, sorry for spelling your name wrongly.. duh me. And yes, there's something magical about .. read more
A masterful blend of Nature's beauty and internal wonders.
Lovely creation, C!

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Posted 3 Weeks Ago




Hi Cheery... Cheesy... Chesty.... Cherrie. Bloody predunctive toast, I mean predictive text!
This should be the opening track on an album called "now that's what I call blissed out chill." a poetic meditation we could all do well to visit more often. Go on, do an audio version 😀

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Posted 3 Weeks Ago


This is great!
Well written, Cherrie.

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Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Cherrie Palmer

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you Kay I spend a lot of time by/in the water
Kay Salisu Titilola

3 Weeks Ago

My pleasure...
simply sublime ... L2 do you mean "loon" ? tranquil serenity says i .. strong afterglow having read this .. love it! perfect place for me to sign off the Cafe' for the day .. Cherrie Palmer...this is such a keeper says i!

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Posted 4 Weeks Ago


Cherrie Palmer

4 Weeks Ago

I do mean loon :) thank you.
Einstein Noodle

3 Weeks Ago

;) i love this poem ..its one of the best meditative serene poems i have read here ... so glad i did.. read more
Cherrie Palmer

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you :) I blended a couple of view's into one.
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DAH
A lovely creative list of how majestic nature is.
Being a wilderness lover, I relate to your observations, to the magical imagery
that you have conjured with words.

Good job, Cherrie!

Namaste,
DAH

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Posted 4 Weeks Ago


Cherrie Palmer

4 Weeks Ago

I agree this does have that 'I am a tree,' feel to it.
Which I like, and thank you for enjo.. read more
DAH

4 Weeks Ago

My pleasure, always ...

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Cherrie Palmer
Cherrie Palmer

Oakland, AR



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I am a published poet and love poetry. My husband and I live near the White River, and love trout fishing. I find my surroundings a great inspiration to me. I also have two books on Amazon Kindle: O.. more..

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