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Gratitude

November 24, 2020

Gratitude

By Amba Gale

The first big blow
and the rest of the fall leaves
fall to the ground,
dancing wildly with the wind,
making no sound.

Except if you listen
underneath this wild presentation
to the real conversation,
you will hear:
Meet me here, just here,
and now,
in the passing of this season into next.

Meet me here
in nature
with your full attention
and I will lead you to wonder.

Meet me here
with your full attention
your full presence
your full concentration
and you will know
Gratitude.

Additional Poetry

January 5, 2021

The Long Pause

Three‑layered bank of fog.
Hills, mountains, Cascades
hover on the Sound,
a soft, stealthy cat guarding its treasure,
halfway between our shore and the sand spit.

December 22, 2020

As We End this Year

Let

the opportunity of these times

fill your heart with gratefulness.

Can you not see

that everything around you

is calling for a new perspective

and that you

are hungry for

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