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Where Lake Meets Sky

October 14, 2020

Where Lake Meets Sky

By Amba Gale

Look beyond yourself.

Look to the farthest horizon where

lake meets sky.

Even further.

Take

one easy paddle towards that horizon

and notice

how the wake appears,

then disappears,

behind you.

Pilgrim,

You must not go back.

Only the open lake

in front of you

with no shoreline to mark your way.

Listen with your heart.

Your heart knows the way.

“A happy heart is true,”

St Brigid still

speaks.

Follow your joy.

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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