Before The Fall

Frozen moments in time

Catch the wave at its peak

And bottle its magic

Forever to keep


Emotions come crashing

If only we could

Just remember the highs

And everything good


It helps to step in

At the heart of it all

The wonder unfolds

Just before the fall.



It all began as a lark when his wife wanted something artistic to decorate their wall. So Clark Little went out into the wonderful Hawaiian sea and began clicking the huge waves as they rolled in. There was one difference though – he shot them from the inside. The result? Stunning pictures of the waves before they break.

That was two years ago. Today he’s following the beauty inside the wave full time. He’s been featured in magazines and on TV. And he continues clicking pictures that seem to be from another world!

Thank you Feline Prophet for the forward about Clark Little!

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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

Amazing images! They fit nicely with your poem like waves to the shore! Thanks for sharing :D


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Shalini Kagal 7 years ago from India Author

Cris - thank you so much for being the first to read!


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womanNshadows 7 years ago from Charlotte, NC

beautiful. makes me lonely for the beach. thank you.


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sabu singh 7 years ago

Fabulous again Shalini - keep them flowing


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Pete Maida 7 years ago

A pretty little poem and a wonderful way to describe the crashing of a wave.


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Shalini Kagal 7 years ago from India Author

Thank you womanNshadows, Sabu and Pete for coming by and reading!


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Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

For me there is nothing that makes me feel vulnerable and fragile like nature at it's finest. We don't get these breakers inland where I am, but there is nothing like watching the water during a storm. The power is breathtaking. These are breathtaking!


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Benjimester 7 years ago from San Diego, California

Wow, such beautiful pictures. And a short and sweet poem. "The wonder unfolds just before the fall."


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Shalini Kagal 7 years ago from India Author

Candie - vulnerable and fragile - makes you think of emotions, right? That's how I felt!

Thanks Benji - to short perhaps? I didn't want it to over-explain the visuals though :)


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TheMindlessBrute 7 years ago from Orlando,Florida

Shalini Kagal,

Thank you for this beautiful poem and awesome pictures,I enjoyed this peaceful pause from the monotony.I think I need to go to the beach with a pen and a pad or a good book!


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Tom Cornett 7 years ago from Ohio

This was cool....poem...pics and all! Thanks! :)


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Shalini Kagal 7 years ago from India Author

TMB and Tom - thanks for reading. Those pictures really are amazing and inspiring, aren't they?


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Feline Prophet 7 years ago from India

Hey this is nice! Glad to see my forwards are so inspiring! :)


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Shalini Kagal 7 years ago from India Author

They are FP - they are :)


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dianacharles 7 years ago from India

lovely pix and beautiful poem


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Shalini Kagal 7 years ago from India Author

Thank you Diana :)


CC 7 years ago

This is beautiful. thanks Shalini, I liked your lil poem too.


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Shalini Kagal 7 years ago from India Author

Thank you CC - I'm so glad you came by and read it :)


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Jewels 7 years ago from Australia

Phenomenal pics. Beautiful, thanks.


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Shalini Kagal 7 years ago from India Author

Thanks Jewels :)


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prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

nice picture


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quicksand 7 years ago

Nice picture. I am referring to the one on the top right hand corner! :)


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Shalini Kagal 7 years ago from India Author

hey quicksand - thank you :)

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