bard (n).

Tell me a story
about how you came to be.
Tell me
about your joy
quiet in its place
and
your sadness
which I think is
maybe
as great as a lake
but you have learned
to go out to the water
and find peace among
your sorrows that ripple
through the placid glass
the way the singing frogs do.

Tell me the story
about where you were going
when we met, we two
and what it was that
convinced you to
listen to my joy
and carry with me
my sorrow
down to the lake
where we set it free.