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Pittville Falls

"No one can imagine the beauty of the view from anything witnessed in England. [...] [S]cenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight."

David Livingstone, on seeing Victoria Falls

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The western falls of Pittville's Lower Lake
would likely not move Livingstone to muse
on flying angels, glory in their wake,
and unimaginably beauteous views;

for here, we usually have a small
cascade into a modest singing stream
beneath a little footbridge -- that is all,
although one might spot watervole or bream;

but following a night of heavy rains
the stream is swollen over weeds and mud
and swelling still in hundredfold new veins,
transforming fields to wetlands with the flood;

a flock of geese was sighted in their flight,
"Such lovely scenes!" they honked, in robes of white.




Poetry by Coo & Co The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2020-01-13 at 22:27

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Kathy Lockhart The PoetBay support member heart!
What a glorious poem! I am so happy to have read it.
2020-01-15


josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
I honestly prefer the shy bubbling of a rivelit falls, to the raging torrent of Victoria or Niagara. Well written Coo.
2020-01-14


Thomas D The PoetBay support member heart!
Happily and gently, the poems of Coo & Co enchant. And if I may venture a third adverb: unfailingly!
2020-01-14


Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
As has been noted in various circumstances, size doesn't matter. I'm sure that Pittville's falls, so nicely described, are lovely.
2020-01-13