slowly the willows carefully
make an island by the side of the lake

in centuries they will turn it into field
oh to be sure there is enough green

the lime will be there & the alders
sharing some ancient root

burdock & lilies bramble & iris
flowering it seems so effortlessly

kingfisher surveying the diamond realm
oh to be sure there is enough light

small birds we simply call them sparrow
it is from them that we are descended

Posted: Tue 17 Nov, 2009