The Waterfall


Canonteign Falls, Dartmoor, Devon . . .  Pen & Wash by WHB


Humble in its origins
on the heather moor
rolling gently down towards
the valley’s deep green floor

Suddenly the land gives way
beneath its watery tread
and  leads it down the rocky face
towards the river bed

Down the limestone outcrop
over mossy stones
beside the yellowing bracken
it bubbles sighs and moans

Until at last its downward race
is given a pause for rest
before it has to carry  on
with renewed force and zest.


4 thoughts on “The Waterfall

  1. You have a gorgeous blog!! Thank you for following me…however I’ve moved to a new blog, Stella Carousel, so I will follow you from there–and you’re welcome to join the others there, or not, no obligation 🙂 It’s nice to meet friends of Davy D 🙂

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  2. An excellent calming piece and painting Roland. I could hear the flow of the waterfall as I was reading it. Great for this time of year.


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