The water stirs,
cascading waves rippling in circles
over smooth stones.
reflects, with the light of the sun,
on the water
And she kneels,
singing softly her afternoon song,
fall around her linen shoulders.
there they stay.
watch the clothing run between her hands,
she has done with her hands for years
behind her back as she leans towards the pool
to see herself.
A figure reflects
in the calm water pool and crystal eyes
and stands to straighten her washing gown,
make him smile and to her he offers
his strong hand.
She steps forth,
smiling in her joy and she goes with him,
leaving the water.
are abandoned on the bank of the pool,