Rains come to replenish the earth
and snows melt into tiny streams
while tears cleanse the heart whose hope
is in the promise of spring.
Waterfalls splash and tumble and fall
in beauty and speed and trust,
with no fear of losing themselves,
gaining power through every act of giving.
Rivers rise and threaten those
who stand in their path,
thinking they can control them,
While the thirsty,
driven panting and braying to the depths,
drink their fill in awe and adoring gratitude.
From the ocean water, the first earth life —
From the rain water, preservation of life —
From the womb water, individual life —
From the well of living water, new soul life . . .