"To suck the poppy-seeds from palm of hand," writes Lucretius in his Natural History,
"Is quite as easy as drinking water down".
Like seeds, water's elemental globules are round and smooth without hooks or sharp edges. Though not quite as minute and ethereal as the wind, water still parts with ease and flows — say, down a short fall whispering:
›› The waters are telling us a fantastic secret. (Windows Mail, Windows Live Mail, Outlook, Outlook Express)