Gentle Time

Gentle Brook, Yosemite National Park, California, United States of America
Set beside the gentle brook
Which cut the mountains high above
Now settled under gentle light
I wonder at the water’s might

O’er gentle time
In nature’s flow
The lightest rain
Must downward go

It carves through rock
It withers stone
With flood’s caress
The mountains honed

I watch the swirl of subtle eddies
Around the rocks which once were high
Now settled low on valley floor
Soon floods will come and cut some more

A gentle brook
Yosemite National Park
California, United States of America

Taken during travels, 2009