A Glorious Power

A Glorious Power


Through the mists of dawn

there emerged a huge mass

of perpendicular rock

The defiant face of a blackened cliff 

waves lashed against its immense structure

a formidable onslaught of an effervescent ocean

surged beneath its dormant beauty


Each wave was repelled unceasingly

to return to a cauldron below

The rock pools and crevices

accepted the rejection of nature´s hand

Cascades fell into rivulets

channels of water destined to

return to where they had been born


The scene was dramatic and violent

filled with majesty and foreboding

A repetitious cycle of nature

in all her glory

in a contest of incredible strength

Nothing could stop or reduce

the power that was being unleashed

◄ The Damned - 1916

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Martin Elder

Sun 28th Oct 2018 17:28

Beachy head is indeed an amazing place with some beautiful walks along the south downs
Nice one Keith

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jennifer Malden

Sun 28th Oct 2018 14:34

Hi Keith! Don't really see why there should be a hidden meaning in it. It's as you say a description of the all powerfull forces of nature - here the defiant cliff battling
against the sea. Really impressive!


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keith jeffries

Sun 28th Oct 2018 10:25

Rose & Brian,

Thank you both for your comments. You both seem to be slightly perplexed as to the significance of this poem. It is quite simply a descriptive poem which speaks for itself. I have always been in awe of the beauty of nature and in particular cliffs and dramatic coastlines. Beachy Head in Sussex and Los Gigantes in Tenerife to name but two fine examples.

Thank you again,

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Rose Casserley

Sat 27th Oct 2018 22:02

I'll take a stab in the dark Keith, is this to do with the big bang by any chance? A very well written piece

cheers dude

Rose ?

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Brian Maryon

Sat 27th Oct 2018 19:46

Good one Keith. I'm sure there's a hidden meaning in there...I'll leave it to others to guess at it.

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