Gulfoss (Iceland)

Frenzied rush thrilling through basalt rock
gushing from ice-sea to moss-lined ravine
pure virginal water channeled too long
now spreading out in a calm sheenflow
wide her sweep across stone
then like silk-lace in layers her wedding dress
in white folds descending
while overhead sunbeams celebrate
her moment of glory captured so briefly,
rainbow crowning her reckless plunge
to the fall.  To chasms where jetsam gathers
organza now ripped in the tide
sinking in stills like others before her
stifled in silt, drowning in darkness
and more falling after her