eternal flame falls: a reflection

its all about contrasts:
the water fine as threads
strung over shale

not deep enough
or strong enough
to stop that burning

I used to see this
fire and water fusion
as opposites in a balanced dance

a lesson for us,
so different in natures
but together

now I see
how the one sucks its energy from the earth
while the other
makes a grace out of falling
past those stones, over them

untouched by that flame
and barely brushing it
in its race
to somewhere else

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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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13 Responses to eternal flame falls: a reflection

  1. I do not have a pic of this available on my own camera–it has been years since I walked here–barely 30 minutes from my house. I am taking the kids here for a hike next Sunday.

  2. Ian Moone says:

    Good write I do like the pic you have provided

  3. Rhonda says:

    looks like an amazing place sue. what a wonder. enjoy the hike, should be inspirational to say the least!

  4. nelle says:

    Interesting perspective…

  5. Jeremy Nathan Marks says:

    I like the pairing here and the penultimate stanza is my favorite. You are insightful about the elements. That’s a gift.

    • Thank you–I sometimes wonder if I have an alchemist lurking somewhere in this DNA, as I am so drawn to the basic 4

      Worth a trip across the bridge over this way to see–beautiful and unusual spot 🙂

  6. simply wow! poem and picture!

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