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“Reflections on water.”
What do you see?
Through drought and flood, in salt and mud,
in depths and shallows
past farm and fallow
in the ripples and foam,
with the cod and the pelican.
We are the water sprites of this dry earth,
the crystal tonic that bathes us from our birth.
Our words dance on wavetops like birds
but our music taps a deeper current still
--as the river, always downhill
to where the tree-roots of truth are
The river runs
and so do we--
birds and people
creatures and trees