on the back of a white swan.
Tears fall down her cheeks
because her heart is unloved.
She sees twilight in the waterthen turns around to face it.
A star shooting overhead
sparkles romance from its tail.
She thinks, Why can’t that be for me?
But each tear that fell on the lakebecame a ripple towards shore.
And love waits patiently
just beyond the water lilies.
(From the book Selected Poems 2004-2007)