My Heart is a Waterfall

my heart is a waterfall, that beats upon the sand

my blood flows steadily, strongly, quietly, as the deep river

each breath of mine is as measured as the waves of the ocean

my eyes are two moons, reflecting the light of everything around myself

as they look out at this world, this wild world, this empty untouched land that is my birthright to look upon

this wildness that is the very life of my soul, and the eternal breaking of it

I look out and I try to understand it, as my heart beats and my blood flows and my breath ebbs out, and in

and finally I stop looking, and at last I just am



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8 thoughts on “My Heart is a Waterfall

  1. ed pilolla says:

    with the line my blood flows steadily, you sucked me into this wonderful personification of the river as you, the eyes as two moons and other imagery adding more flesh to the fabulous feel.

  2. Sherry Marr says:

    The title reeled me right in! I love “my eyes are two moons”. A beautiful write.

  3. How refreshing to bring the breath in rushes of wave…ebbing and flowing. Graceful and meditative work!

  4. it definitely had an ebb and flow and a lyrical quality… loved this poem

  5. Helen Dehner says:

    …. ‘and at last I just am’ ~~~ perfect line to complete your poem.

  6. Margaret says:

    so very like the surface of the water – often rippled and at times still…

  7. vandana says:

    In Hinduism body is considered as temple and you have beautifully described this in the form of a river.

  8. Sumana Roy says:

    ‘this wildness that is the very life of my soul, and the eternal breaking of it’…….beautifully expressed….

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