The lotus stood with its stalk bent down
awaiting the water of life to flow under
and set it afloat on its placid calm.
It swayed and it danced
with every whiff of the breeze
and patiently waited for the water
to kiss and quench its thirst.
The water in its infinite mercy
gushed under it to fill
the stalk with power and love
leaving it shivering and tingling
and finally completely engulfed it
with its all pervading love.