By the River

By the River

I stand by the river and watch the colors play –

blue, brown, green and glittering white

chasing each other across the ripples

of shining silk.

I dance on the dew-wet grass

with the sunlight and the shadows

of whispering trees.

I hold out my hands to embrace the wind.

I lie down looking up and up

at the endless, boundless blueness

of the sky.