Flying Fish by Carl Sandburg
I HAVE lived in many half-worlds myself â€¦ and so I know you.
I leaned at a deck rail watching a monotonous sea, the same circling birds and the same plunge of furrows carved by the plowing keel.
I leaned so â€¦ and you fluttered struggling between two waves in the air now â€¦ and then under the water and out again â€¦ a fish â€¦ a bird â€¦ a fin thing â€¦ a wing thing.
Child of water, child of air, fin thing and wing thing â€¦ I have lived in many half worlds myself â€¦ and so I know you.