29 October 2018

Confessions: The Lake

Orchards and vineyards along Lake Chelan's eastern end.
The south shore of Lake Chelan,
Stehekin, Wash.
We pass through doorways in the hills
amid the vineyards and fruit trees,
as though into a chapel close.

Behold the sometimes shrouded peaks;
the vaulted sky reflects off waves,
like off the aisle of a nave.

Hear stillness cracked by falling rock,
the whispers of winged messengers,
the echoed music of the clouds.

The crystal lake turns turquoise blue
as we approach the glacial seat,
from whence the water's flowing down.

Rainbow Falls, Stehekin, Wash.

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