"The sound of the water so softly battering
Against the shore is decidedly sexual,
In its liquidity, its regularity,
Its persistence, its infantile obliviousness.
It is as if it had come back into being
A beginning, an origination of life."
-from "Lake Water," by David Ferry
Photo credit: Hungry Hyaena, 2004
Note: This is a repost, originally appearing September 2, 2007.