It was by the river that the slender trout drifted,
silver in the light, to the surface they lifted.
It was by the river that the young wolf ran with his first pack,
now the alpha male, there was no experience he lacked.
It was by the river that the songbirds would sing,
a tune that had rung out for centuries- carried by their wings.
It was by the river that the fox made his best catch,
leaping out he snarled and his jaws tightly latched.
And it was by the river that the child had grown,
older and older until he became a man of his own.