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Imagine Yourself

July 19, 2022

Imagine Yourself

By Amba Gale

Imagine yourself a leaf,
    being carried by the river.
        There, you will know Peace.

Imagine yourself a feather
    being danced by the wind that carries.
        There you will know Joy.

Imagine yourself a lake,
    rained on by the clouds
        There, you will know Fullness.

Imagine yourself a stream,
    being a bed for the salmon.
        There you will know Birth and Death.

Imagine yourself an ear,
    listening to another’s heart.
        There, you will meet Compassion.

Imagine yourself a heron,
    fishing the abundant water.
        There, you will be Patience.

Imagine yourself as a poet,
    facing the blank, white page.
        There, you will find Simplicity.

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