The water rippling o’er the bars whispers these words to me:
“You came and swam in my cool depths when you were young and free.
Then all your worries were so small and how the world was wide;
But now the world has wearied you, come here, a while abide.
For I have waited patiently while you were far away,
And deep within my heart I knew that you’d return one day.
Your step is slower than before, for many years have passed,
And you have aged, as too have I, but I still flow as fast.
Come rest your body and your soul here by my crystal pools,
Where long ago, my glistening rocks, to you were precious jewels.”