The deepest treasure

Evening sky

Sometimes you look up in the sky

and you glimpse the ocean’s depths

The clouds become waves

and dolphin silhouettes

And despite the evening’s growing darkness

you are surprised by the breadth of the light

that reaches to your eyes


Sometimes you are looking for a treasure

you believe to be in the bottom of the ocean

and you dream day and night to go there

but alas, underwater you cannot breathe


If you are thus seeking the mother-of-pearl of your heart

let go of your expectations of where to find it

and instead of upturning every stone in the field

lie down in the grass and close your eyes

and train to listen to the whisper of every sprout and every butterfly

and let these soft notes guide your inner hand

to the deepest treasure that lies within yourself


Evening sky 2