Ode to Mantayupan Falls

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Sheer Delight


Ode to Mantayupan Falls


Whistling sweet nothing to me

While caressing my entire psyche

Hovering into my being

As I close my eyes just sensing


Massaging my scalp

Whilst listening to the harp

You envelop me with tenderness

And I succumb to your closeness


As coldness seeps through my skin

Inching its way through my shin

What a wonderful experience

A way beyond my means


I want to remain there

And be engulfed with your care

Oh, Mantayupan a lovely sight

Being with you brings sheer delight…

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shimmering Dawn 4 years ago

I can feel the sensations as you run through them... I haven't stood under a waterfall in many years... I am too shy to do that, but your poem brought back those memories from my younger days. Have a blessed day!


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Beautiful sense of assonance in this piece--it makes it feel as though the water is flowing!


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

thank you shim for sharing the feeling...yes, it's quite relaxing...it's like being massaged in a spa...have a blessed day too...


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

yes it is Audrey, the water is so soothing...thank you for visiting...


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Astra Nomik 4 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

Such a wonderful poem of adoration for a thing of natural beauty... almost sacred. :)


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cebutouristspot 4 years ago from Cebu

Thank place is heaven :) Been there 3 times now and I would definitely go back.


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

hello again Jane...it is so wonderful for you to come by...and yes, that place reminds us what a wonderful place we are living...and nature is a gift to us...


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

hello cebu...yes, it was my second visit...the first one i got almost drowned...but then and there i learned to let go...so God saved me...thank you for dropping by...


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

Raci.. you form words perfectly that's what makes you an amazing writer :).. that waterfall is so breath-taking up and wonderful


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

mother nature sure can tickle us in many ways. loved your poem, which had such vivid descriptions.

voted up indeed!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Beautiful and inspiring...makes me want to stand under a waterfalls and escape reality for a little while:)


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

yes Frank...it's really beautiful yet deadly...i almost got drowned the first time i went there...thanks for the inspiring comment...


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

Hello Ruchira...i closed my eyes and let it's healing wonder touches me...

thanks for visiting...have a great day!!!


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

yes, it is indeed beautiful Linda, yet it's more than a hundred feet deep...anyway there's a smaller one...wherein you stand underneath it...thank you for taking your time to visit...have a wonderful day...


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xstatic 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Sounds like a delightful experience. This is a beautiful poem.


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snowdrops 4 years ago from The Second Star to the Right

Very beautiful!!!


KDuBarry03 4 years ago

What a lovely poem! The words flow effortlessly :)


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

yes xstatic...a delightful one indeed...have a great day!!!


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

thank you snowdrops...have a pleasant day!!!


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

thank you Barry...have wonderful day...


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

This waterfall is breathtaking and to actually be under it must be an awesome experience.

Wonderful poem Raci.

Voting up


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

yes, Rosemay, a very therapeutic one as well...


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago

NaTURE at its best! What a wonderful Ode to Mantayupan! As always Raci can reach the boundaries of excellence!

LORD


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

This was so lovely, I stood under a waterfall one time in Greece and it was magical!


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

thank you mighty lord...i'm honored and mighty glad for your visit...have a great day!!!


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

Hello Nell!!!yeah, it's really a wonderful experience...thank you for sharing your time with me...have a great day!!!


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ripplemaker 4 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Oh now you made me want to try this experience too :) Gosh have been so busy with work there had been no time to relax. The most I could do was walk on a patch of grass. Take care...


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

you should visit the place and let nature invigorate you...God bless and take care too...thank you for visiting...


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

I always enjoy visiting this hub and taking a virtual vacation to these falls. Thank you for the trip!

Happy Birthday to you Raci :)


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

enjoy your trip Linda...actually the falls lost its water last week...because the resort owner wanted to develop the area...suddenly the water stopped flowing...when they stopped the development plan...the water returned...

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