Power of a single, Waterfall

L. B. Mek


I’ve only seen, a single waterfall 

in my life, in fact they were a cluster

so maybe waterfalls, fits best

a façade of plurality


still, from just having felt that sensation 

or cathartic experience


I feel, like I know them all

reliving that experience

in every cold shower

in every flash, rainfall.


That same, singular 

enlightening moment 

marinates, deeper within

until I can taste

that earthy, mineral saltiness 

and hear 

those galloping, bursts 

of crisp, icy cold waves


all around me


even sat here, far removed

during my morning commutes

of jarringly jostling, train rides.

All waterfalls of the world

roaring, colliding and in-sync

empathising with me

and transmuting, to decibels

of serene

those monotonous, metallic


train-track, chaotic noises of life.


Allowing me, a brief respite


to that spot where Time, stilled

as I, revelled

in nature’s iridescent, majesty.



© L. B. Mek

March 2022

  • Author: L. B. Mek (Offline Offline)
  • Published: April 22nd, 2022 03:15
  • Comment from author about the poem: Today is Earth Day, help however you can my friends. Let's strive to 'keep that light on' for when our time is done, so that future generations may yet, have a chance to save our beleaguered Planet! ( https://www.earthday.org/ )
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  • Users favorite of this poem: Laura🌻, Saxon Crow, Rocky Lagou, Vamsi Sudha, Paul Bell, Poetic Dan.


  • MDStone

    Ah, I heard the thunder of Niagara yet again when your words cascaded over my soul. Thank you for the plunge deep into the wonder of our world, “to that spot where time stilled as I rebelled in natures iridescent majesty.”

    • L. B. Mek

      wow, that must have been a wondrous sight
      I have seen a video of it
      and it looks so overwhelmingly, grandiose
      in scale..
      thank you for your kind words, dear poet
      so glad my humble words could grant you
      an opportunity to relieve such an amazing experience

    • sorenbarrett

      Waterfalls are wonderful and ah inspiring. I've seen many and bathed in a few. One of natures presents to be respected and protected. I enjoyed your poem that led my memory back through these moments.

      • L. B. Mek

        lovely, then my humble ambitions for this scribble
        have already been surpassed, thank you! dear poet

      • Laura🌻

        Dear L.B.,

        You’ve penned a super poem. It has inspired me to write an acrostic about today’s special day—Earth Day. I cannot post it now because I’ve met today’s limit to post. I will post it tomorrow. In my humble opinion, every day is Earth Day. Thank you for sharing and for your inspiration.

        Wishing you a happy Earth Day! 🌱 🌳


        • L. B. Mek

          I will go and find your poem after this
          thank you! wise Poet

        • Saxon Crow

          I love this poem and that you can relate the waterfall to even a drop of rain. Brilliant and beautiful

          • L. B. Mek

            awesome! so glad you could connect with it dear poet
            yes, 'to even a drop of rain'
            how subtly, monumental a connection..
            like so much of the beauty in Nature
            all waterfalls, were once
            'a drop of rain'...
            such a beautiful, realisation
            of existence's
            potential for evolutionary, magnitude!

          • Rocky Lagou

            I'm going to be honest. Your imagery is incomporable. You truly have such a gift for evoking strong images into a reader's imagination, it's astounding. I adore this Earth Day poem, it's Earth Day everyday, we must always seek to better our world. After all it's all we got. Thanks for the spectacle.

            • L. B. Mek

              what humbling words to receive
              all I can do is meekly, thank you!
              with the utmost sincerity
              for your overtly generous kindness
              dear Empowering Poet

            • Vamsi Sudha

              Dear MEK , Happy Earth Day..
              You really filled up the earth with you lavish and ever enthralling poetry..
              We really did get drenched in your flow of words..
              Loved this usage.. " marinates, deeper within " ..wonderful !!

              Thanks a lot for the wonderful words from your pen !!

              • L. B. Mek

                thank you! dear Poet
                Happy Earth day, as our everyday!
                I wish my humble poetry
                could be as 'lavish and enthralling'
                as your words of encouraging praise
                how very kind, indeed
                may karma, repay your generosity

              • empty vial

                your poems never fail to amaze me.
                the pictures that were just created,
                they were beutiful.
                like Teddy.15 said, "what a beutiful nostalgic write this is for me"
                it truly is.
                have a good day, L.B.!

                • L. B. Mek

                  ahh, I'm so glad
                  thank you! for wonderfully supportive comment
                  hope you have a peaceful week, kind Poet

                • Paul Bell

                  Seen the odd waterfall in Scotland, would like to see the big ones though.
                  There's something exciting about cascading water.

                  • L. B. Mek

                    yeah, cascading water
                    is a topic I have a lot of time for
                    from humble brooklets
                    to ginormous waterfalls
                    they all imprint, themselves
                    in our psyche, somehow..
                    even a public fountain
                    brings back, cherished
                    childhood memories
                    I truly believe, water
                    will be at the core of our planet's
                    if we humanity ever evolve, wise enough
                    to get near
                    our planet's, truly wonderous secrets...
                    thank you! dear poet

                  • Michael Edwards

                    Beautiful scenes invoked in the mind's eye - a great read. But 'even sat here far removed' - please rewrite it as 'even sitting here' - unless someone sat you there of course = sorry for being pedantic - please forgive me. lol

                    • L. B. Mek

                      ahh, I wish I had your intellect Michael
                      forgive my pitiful, poetic ambitions
                      I sacrificed the elegance of our wonderful language
                      for a mere, opportunity at an internal rhyme..
                      and to entrench that sensation of distance
                      in language, as in depiction - sat
                      - far..
                      (forgive me, I wish I could heed your wisdom
                      but I guess my futile stubbornness
                      is why I shall I ever - remain
                      a mere wannabe and never
                      quite, that poet
                      I seek to be...)
                      thank you! for your guidance Michael
                      you always invest in my reads
                      and encourage my feeble efforts
                      in the most practical way..
                      how I cherish your subtle support
                      my kind friend!

                    • Bella Shepard

                      As I read each line I can hear that waterfall, see it cascading. On this earth day thank you for such a beautiful poem, celebrating the beauty of our home, our earth!

                      • L. B. Mek

                        'celebrating the beauty of our home, our earth!'
                        thank you! for introducing this line
                        to my humble write, so
                        so, beautifully worded

                      • Rozina

                        I have seen small waterfalls but not the big ones. Beautiful poem. Happy Earth Day.

                        • L. B. Mek

                          guess we're alike then, thank you! dear poet
                          hope you had a happy day
                          and will go on to have a wonderful week

                        • Goldfinch60

                          Water falls are magnificent to see and be beside, I have seen a few in my life and enjoyed them all.


                          • L. B. Mek

                            wonderful, so glad you enjoyed the read
                            thanks Andy

                          • Poetic Dan

                            What a pleasure to sit by the sea and read this magical work of art, that is you my friend!
                            Thank endlessly, water connects and holds all our memories!

                            • L. B. Mek

                              I especially cherish, whatever connection
                              introduced Poet's of your calibre
                              into my humble reality, stay awesome!
                              dear Poet brother
                              (ps. my fav poem to read
                              while dipping my toes by the sea
                              and those reverie rivers
                              in my mind, is
                              'On the Sea' by that great Keats)

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