Letter to the Editor

Lake Magic

Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Photo by Marshall Crane

By Judy Palmer

The red-wing blackbird nibbles at the feeder

As the wind whips flags on the white docks.

Boats traverse across the lake as the

Wind excites wakes so skiers can jump them.


Sightseeing boats carry chairs filled with

Awestruck dreamers of what might be.

The lake's waves waft upon the sand shores

Lulling owners back to their afternoon naps.


Despite all its exterior excitement, the

Water accepts all boaters' frustration

And skiersí swearing and tears from lovers.

Folding these emotions under, the water

Never tells and always wants to play.

Oh, the magic of the Lake!