Mountain Lake

Burnt Lake

I sit with her

Placing her in memory

Giving thoughts strength, yet

In her silence, she frightens me.

I rely on others

Camping upon her shore

To soothe my worry.

And although I haven’t

Seen her rimmed with snow

Echoing the clearest of nights,

Pitted with raindrops

Upon her clear face,

Witnessed her held tight

By mist and clouds,

I know she has experienced this.


She reflects me

Placing me inside her memory

Giving strength to her beauty, yet

In my silence, I frighten her.

She relies on the stream

And springs to ease her.

And although she hasn’t seen

All who I love, have loved,

My stumbles and woes

On nights of anxiety,

My elations and successes,

The clatter of the city

Reverberates within me

She knows I have experienced this.


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49 Responses to Mountain Lake

  1. wow. well pieced together. this is very deep. I read it 2-3 times to understand the deep thoughts inside each line.

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  2. Extremely well written, unique in it’s way of expression. Well done!

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  3. Elan, you called for me,and here I am! I am literally a mountain lake, standing now than 6ft 5inch! Yes, my name is Lake, and I am a mountain too. *Laugh*
    Anyway,it’s above poem. Loved it, although you don’t “frighten me.” I am peace to all who know me!


  4. Breathtakingly beautiful! I love your soul-filled connection to a lake, nature, earth…

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  6. Chelsea Lynn says:

    Lovely symmetry between the perspectives


  7. This is absolutely beautiful. 😊

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  8. Ali Grimshaw says:

    You presence a strong connection to our natural world and how it can change us. Thank you.


  9. ivors20 says:

    Mother Earth’s lake and your words are perfectly entwined. This is a saver for me


  10. Arbie says:

    I really enjoyed this and the photo is incredibly beautiful! 🙂

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  11. Robyn Haynes says:

    You give me a new perspective with this poem – thank you.

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  12. V.J. Knutson says:

    Brilliant – there is something about the water that mirrors our souls – you have captured it well.

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  13. vivachange77 says:

    Your interaction with the lake pulls me in. I sense your depths and the lake’s. Wondrous.

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  14. Hauntingly beautiful is spot on … gorgeous


  15. Beautifully written, and the essence of the lyric in poetry: The world reflected in the self, the self in the world. Here, a lake.


  16. atlasdan says:

    What an original poem – capturing our relationship with nature – wonderful and inspiring!

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  17. Disa Rastogi says:

    Amazing perspective on nature

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  18. Nice picture and word combination, here!


  19. dornahainds says:

    Fabulous! 🥀🥀🥀

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  20. ldonlon1 says:

    Wow this poem goes perfectly with your picture.


  21. Great poem. I really enjoy your art.:-)


  22. Very deep and beautiful


  23. A truly beautiful combination of natural imagery and heartfelt words. ❤

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  24. Kondaine says:

    Wonderful poem. And the picture seals the deal.


  25. on the level says:

    I live on a lake and I can honestly say that I look at it entirely different after reading this. Wonderful post

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  26. on the level says:

    Ossipee lake NH. My temple


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