Thursday, November 6, 2014

Reflection of a Lake

Dr Abe V Rotor
Lake in a lake, Laguna Bay (View from Mt Makiling.
rainbow forms a cathedral in the sky.
The trees bow in deciduous obedience.
The lake mirrors the sun,
shimmers in dancing ripples
As the Siberian High combs the fields and hills,
while a flock of herons follows the setting sun -
and for not so long the day is gone.
Ephemeral these views are in make-believe story,
yet they live in lasting memory.

A retreat by the lake recreates
the biblical scenes around the Sea of Galilee,
And the undulating woods echo the holy words
of the Sermon on the Mount.
Atop the hill appears a silhouette that brings
the faithful to his knees.
Imagery, more powerful than reason,
rekindles faith,
faith that lights the torch to reason for being,
and the reason for living.

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