Princess Aurora goes to the Rainbow Bridge Pond

POEM FOR PRINCESS AURORA FROM THE POND FISH

For she who swims now through the endless shining waters

We mourn for her
our hearts diminished.
Swimming deeper
we bathe in the shadows of the lily
dive through the sparkle
of the fountain water

She dwells now in our memory
her scales are iridescent opals
they are pearl drops in the moonlight

Seaweeds stroke her body
in the eddies and byways
near the shores of her departure

Sisters and brothers
brush their fins against her gently,
guide her through the currents
to the spirits of our ancestors
as they pass in mighty shoals
swimming through the long time
the days and nights
forever

 transcribed by Lynette Arden for the Pond Fish