how to fall

Our waterfall (movie by Zoe)

I have learned
the ease & acceptance
of water

how it flows where other matter
will resist & fracture
on impact;
its downhill shift to fit the earth
a sighing expression
of its true nature

as it dances with gravity
with pressured grace
that always yields

& brings forth beauty.


About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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10 Responses to how to fall

  1. beautiful! you focus beautifully on the adaptive nature of water! It can also surge, cascade, surge and wash away!

    • Glad you liked it, Noel & hope you watched my budding cinematographer’s little clip. That was last weekend; we are now getting ready to climb it again today.

      Our gradual little waterfall demonstrates the gentler aspect of water’s nature so clearly–if it was of a more surging type, we wouldn’t be able to ascend it like a staircase, so I am glad it is more of a trickle than a Victoria or Niagara 🙂

  2. nelle says:

    Fluid and adaptable, a nice way to be.

  3. Ian Moone says:

    Very nice I always condiser the phrase be as water very good advice

  4. George Ellington says:

    I definitely have a soft spot for a beautiful verse about water and for one who can capture its grace.

  5. Beautiful!

    Truly, water is the greatest mystery …

    So glad to find your inspirations ever flowing :-).

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