On riverbank
pooling hands in water
a child
discovers many wonders:
water, wet; sun shines
lighting ripple
showing all therein:
fish, insects,
flowers floating,
bubbles.
There's a duck!

River a basket
holding divers things:
basket of twigs,
twigs from tree,
on top branch
a bird,
bird sings,
child listens,
claps hands in glee,
chuckling clamours
"More."

Bird startled,
flies,
child sad,
wants to fly.
But
not this time.
Child's basket
is Life
which only
time
will fill.