A considerable natural stream of water
flowing in a definite course, usually into
Stealthily the river snakes
a passage between grains
of desert sand beneath river gums
frugal with treasure
to tree roots underground. Refusing
to spill into bright air
it surfaces in caves
under overhanging rocks
A body of water of considerable size,
surrounded by land.
The lakebed stretches wide
iced with salt
revealing in sand hills eroded by wind
the bones of history.