Waterfall: a waltz wave poem


I wrote my waltz wave poem WATERFALL in response to #TankaTuesday Poetry Challenge. The challenge is to write a poem using Terry’s photo as an inspiration.

Photographer Terri says: “This is a photo of Nine Mile Falls, after which our little community is named.  I captured this last March when the water district let out the water of the Spokane River to create Lake Spokane. When you drive by, the mist from the falls hits the windshield enough to use the wiper blades. In certain light, it really looks this green.”

Listen to the waterfall
Waterfall

Gush-
ing rush-
ing
waters
torrential
over-
flow-
-ing streams
                  filling full                        
viridescent                
         cups of dreams                
pouring                  
love                
potions           
             down          
       cascad-           
          -ing clouds of
  roaring  
em-
          -erald
            haze.


Lesley Scoble.  March, 2023
 
Acknowledgments
Written for #TankaTuesday Weekly #PhotoPrompt #Poetry Challenge No. 310, 3/7/23
My thanks to Colleen, Wordcraftpoetry.

Photo Credit
Terri Webster Schrandt

Sound 
Free sound library edited in Bandlab

The Waltz Wave Poetry Form
The waltz wave is a single stanza poem of 19 lines, with each line having a set number of syllables. The syllabic pattern is: 1/2/1/2/3/2/1/2/3/4/3/2/1/2/3/2/1/2/1. 
Leo Waltz, of the independent art and writing magazine, Sol, created the new poetry pattern. I suppose one might say he put his ‘Art and Sol’ into it (forgive me, but I enjoy the occasional pun).

21 responses to “Waterfall: a waltz wave poem”

  1. Lesley, this is absolutely fabulous. The waltz wave adds so much to the visual beauty of this poem. Your imagery is excellent. “…viridescent cups of dreams pouring love potions down, clouds of roaring emerald haze…” WOW! I’ve read this poem three times and I love it!

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