w o r d s......

Ebb and Flow

I could watch
The water forever
And never cease
To learn from it

Always it moves
And reflects
The world around it
The world that shapes it

The wind blowing
Always changing its surface
The light shimmering
Always painting new patterns

The rain falling
Dancing with it passionately
And then merging
Into its endless flow

Sometimes swelling it
Beyond its usual boundaries
Into a torrential flood
Covering earth with its waters

The hot sun beating down
At times sucking it dry
Taking its very lifewaters
Diminishing its flow and energy

Yet the river
Always moves
Always changes
Always dances
Always lives
With the ebb and flow
Of the seasons


© 2006 Julie Yamamoto, All rights reserved.