Moon Over Lake Almanor

The silver moon is shining

upon Lake Almanor.

I watch it slowly rise

from a hidden spot near shore.

A huge golden sphere

climbs above a hill.

A silver path appears, across the lake so still.

The moon further ascends

and illuminates the sky,

silhouetting firs and pines

and even deer so shy.

Beauty, peace, serenity

fill my soul tonight.

Cares and worries float away

in the shimmering moonlight.

by Barbara Paape