Slender trees standing side by side
elegantly lined beside the sleeping river
small boats sailing here and there
morning breeze softly caressing all.
Gently kissing the boats to make them stir
playing with the leaves and branches of trees.
softly nudging the lazy river to wake her up
silent river breaks into giggles of crystal ripple.
Suddenly the eastern sky was set on fire
as if a ball of fire leaped up from the horizon
the river, the boats and the leaves
all became aflame with a golden fire.
Small flames were leaping from the treetops
tiny sparks bursting from the river
slowly the sun rolled a little higher, little further
everything went back to its old self.