of life, tumbling
down, cascading to
stillness, a pellucid
pool mirrors the sky above.
Clouds ripple in the lake and sky,
and bird shadows soar, black against white–
their calls echo, echo, echo, echo
until the sound fades into the gloaming
and fireflies dance about the shore.
Then come the night sounds and creatures
that fly, swim, flitter, twitter
She is here, rising
from the water,
A double etheree for Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday challenge.