Sharp and clear was the Balcones Fault,
beautiful and fresh were the waters
of the underground springs.
Wonder Cave, Aqua Springs,
Hamiltons Pool, Bartons Creek
and Shoal Creek...
Flowing with life growing along the banks
of the San Gabriel, Pedernales and
Colorado rivers, the began
to snake through the growing hills.
Life was surely in creation...
plants were being born and dying,
and giving back to this new Earth.