Waterfall's Song

By Zaro Weil

born in some long-ago
flicker of time
water arrives
first
a fragile drop
a quiet trickle till
another time-tremble
sends it braiding through earth
surging all the way to
today
sheer-bubbling
fast-flowing
rock-rolling down cliffs
a ceaseless torrent plunging
into perpetual swirls
dangerous dark pools

and all the while
crystalline spray wildly
laces through air
a bonanza of rainbow flecks
sparkling with abandon

the wind is enchanted

hurriedly flies off
(colourful new mist in tow)
vanishing in a breath from
today

only to be found
slow-seeping into
long ago legends
or trickling quietly

into the future

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