Displayed all the wonders
House, cave stables, gardens, fields, and boat-houses
took the place of honour
with tails in the air, ears back
and heals thrown playfully out
they seemed about to overwhelm us.
We stepped aside
to shelter ourselves
behind the trees.
Many a shower wetted us
during these days
as the annual deluge began
had this dreary season
seemed so short and pleasant.
The weariness and discontent never appeared
before we were released from our captivity.
by Johann Wyss
Altered by Sasheena Kurfman 2010