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At Montmorency Falls

air
cooling
 
like a drink with
a single ice cube
 
like a stalk of lavender
bathed in
the bitter wind
its vegetable mind
suddenly
remembering winter
 
stony cliffs
stand upright
precipitous
steep
layers of earth
of rock
 
waters at the rocky edge
slide toward the brink
and pause
and plunge
over
and over
 
in a deluge of
liquid voices
as the flood
rushes over
the rocky wall
plummeting downward
white with bubbles
 
iron of the earth
glowing through the waters
yellow strands among the white
braided in the rushing waters
 
citrine
 
my soul’s depths
flooded in amber
drenched in the roar
of rushing water
 
the gushing water
plunges into
the St. Lawrence River
 
and becomes a fog
a cloud
a mist
 
I am the mist

Copyright © Diane Woodward Dorff | Year Posted 2017

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  1. Date: 11/19/2017 12:23:00 PM

    GREAT description I have been the mist at times as well keep up the great work
  1. Date: 11/18/2017 7:20:00 AM

    Awesome poem... it reads like the mist slowly rolling in. Beautifully achieved, Diane.

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