Rising Falls ~ cascade

Rising Falls

Beside the vast and rushing waters,
Within the cascade’s swirling mist
I marvel at a wondrous scene

Rising moon in amber splendor
A welcome sight this summer’s eve
Beside the vast and rushing waters

Contemplating nature’s wonders
Thoughts consumed by roaring thunder
Within the cascade’s swirling mist

Embracing this gift of nature
This beauty before my eyes
I marvel at a wondrous scene

Since I missed Poetics: Cascade at dVerse from Amaya (Gospel Isosceles), I’m linking this to Open Link Night #240. The original prompt asks that we write a poem using the word “cascade,” with an optional prompt of using the cascade form of poetry. Coincidentally, I was introduced to this form by Jane Dougherty three years ago, when she suggested using the form with the word “cascade.” I wrote two responses at that time, here and here.

The Photographer’s Ephemeris shows the direction of sunrise, sunset, moon rise, and moon set for any point on a map. For this photo, I crossed the border and took the shot from the Canadian side of the gorge at Niagara Falls.

Cascade ~ four (or more) three-line stanzas, with no set meter or rhyme
~ three lines of the first verse used successively as last lines of following verses
~ line pattern A/B/C, d/e/A, f/g/B, h/i/C, (j/k/D, etc.)
~ longer poems may be created by having a longer first verse

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