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Heron Speaks

September 28, 2020

Heron Speaks

By Amba Gale

Oh, Great Blue,

with your great grey span of wings gliding

graceful over silent grey sea:

What are you speaking to me, this morning?

What Great Voice wants to be heard?

Do you speak of the stillness that greets the day?

Or the abundance of the fish in these waters?

Do you relish the early morning fog turning everything grey?

Or

do

you

merely

say,

“Listen!”

“Listen to the Voice of your own Simplicity.”

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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