While wonder-walking in forested reverence
Only a wren’s call fell through sunbeams,
Punctuating wind rustled leaves.
Then, I heard your distant roar.
My heart leapt as I turned to pursue you,
With upturned ear and feet ascending
Over rocky crag and laurel hugged path,
Drawn by your pulsating frenzy.
Breathless, I found you
Wildly dashing to your precipice.
Then, abandoned you grasped the air
Where in glorious freedom you fell.
Sunlight danced upon your face
While rainbows played within your mist
Just as you caught your breath,
Before plunging into aqua deep.
There you swirled by speckled trout
Before resuming your steady race
Over riverbed your artistry carved
Suspended, I watched— lost in your beauty.