George Barker

(26 February 1913 – 27 October 1991 / Essex, England)

O Child Beside The Waterfall - Poem by George Barker

O Child beside the Waterfall
what songs without a word
rise from those waters like the call
only a heart has heard-
the Joy, the Joy in all things
rise whistling like a bird.

O Child beside the Waterfall
I hear them too, the brief
heavenly notes, the harp of dawn,
the nightingale on the leaf,
all, all dispel the darkness and
the silence of our grief.

O Child beside the Waterfall
I see you standing there
with waterdrops and fireflies
and hummingbirds in the air,
all singing praise of paradise,
paradise everywhere.


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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal Mohammed Asim Nehal (1/8/2016 2:07:00 PM)


    O Child beside the Waterfall
    I hear them too, the brief
    heavenly notes, the harp of dawn,
    the nightingale on the leaf, (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 2, 2010

Poem Edited: Monday, May 9, 2011


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