Us and Them

Us and Them

 

As dolphins dance, birds sing,

Waters whisper and flowers bloom,

What do they care about us,

Ephemeral mortals?

 

As our men fight, lovers argue,

Rage rises and tears flow,

What do they think about us,

Bickering wastrels?

 

Wind’s caress, oak’s creak,

Salmon’s leap, rainbow’s end.

What can we know about them,

Natural spirits?