Mark Bratlie


To a Northern Lake


To a northern lake...for solitude
being with myself
evading distractions
needing no busyness
listening to silence

To a northern lake...for relaxation
swimming in looseness
napping at midday
staring at fires
burning schedules

To a northern lake...for naturemelding
whispering with wind
gliding with gulls
shooting with stars
laughing with loons

To a northern lake...for contemplation
freefalling in daydreams
having no agenda
requiring no evaluation
delivering no apology

Submitted: Saturday, February 02, 2013
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