Peace, If Not Quiet

Peace, If Not Quiet

Heed the silence that white noise breeds
Its waves rippling across the expanse
Reaching eagle, stag and man

As its message cascades forth
Carrying peace, if you but hear it,
Heed the silence that white noise breeds

Abandon hope for tonality in its roar
Instead, find comfort in its strength
Its waves rippling across the expanse

Braided tresses of sound flowing
Invoking silence from all who hear
Reaching eagle, stag and man

This is my reply to Jane Dougherty’s Poetry Challenge #33: Silent cascade, which is to write a cascade poem inspired by a waterfall painting, with these suggested words: cascade, tresses, eagle, abandon and rippling.
Cascade ~ four three-line stanzas, without rhyme
                ~ three lines of the first verse used successively as last lines of following verses
                ~ line pattern A/B/C, d/e/A, f/g/B, h/i/C
                ~ longer poems may be created by having a longer first verse
Image source: Wikipedia (Silence, Waterfall and Forest by Arthur Bowen Davies, (1862-1928)

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