English poet Robert Southey which describes the Lodore Falls on the Watendlath Beck just above Derwent Water in Cumbria, England. The poem is a masterpiece of onomatopoeia, employing some of the most clever and evocative language ever used to describe a natural feature. When seen in its entire form, the body of the poem does look like a waterfall."The Cataract of Lodore" is a poem written in 1820 by the
The Powell Expedition named a canyon on the Green River in the U.S. state of Colorado the Gates of Lodore after this poem
(A note from Nana) I know Poetry Month is over, but I found this poem in THE MAGIC GARDEN volume 7 of the Book House collection. I am very grateful to my mother Joanne who passed this collection to me a long time ago. She read her children many stories, fairy tales and poems from these books. So grateful to have been under her desire for her children to know literature. CM
Here is the masterpiece.....
THE CATARACT OF LODORE
by Robert Southey
"How does the water come down at Lodore?"
My little boy asked me.
Advancing and prancing and glancing
Recoiling, turmoiling, and toiling
And gleaming and streaming and steaming
And rushing and flushing and brushing
And flapping and rapping and clapping
And curling and whirling and purling
And thumping and plumping and bumping
And dashing and flashing and splashing
And so never ending, but always descending,
Sounds and motions forever and ever are
All at once and all o'er, with a mighty uproar,
And this way the Water comes down at Lodore.