A resplendent fish once flew up
in the air only to dive back again in the blue, clear water
And this pleasurable sight
Ripened the fruit with an aching bloody blush.
Threatened cranes fly, ceaselessly they flee
Since everyone knows that beneath their soft white down
There’s warm, warm flesh and fat.
Short rest stops by fatigued hillsides
All water-songs evaporate, and yet
At this time, you oh sea-creature, you…you…
Oh look at the scattered diseased trees
The expansive vegetation of all this world
Long, long sighs of exhaustion rage through it all;
Yet the trees and flowering plants stay apart in their plots
Dreaming of breathless unions.