I watched a loon glide across a lake,
During an all-day, all-night mountain rain.
I saw a fish rise to eat a bug,
And saw his large silver beauty has he jumped.
I heard a chipmunk chatter at me as I sat,
As he sat at my feet with his complaint.
I studied the movements of the clouds
As they surrounded the mountains like a blanket.
And I communed with nature,
And I communed with You.
As I sat by that lake,
During that all-day, all-night mountain rain,
I thought if I could reach inside myself,
And find the key to all around me.
Somehow I just knew, if I listened long enough,
Or in the right way, I would understand.
I knew I would hear what the loon said,
As he called across the lake to his mate.
I knew I would rejoice with the fish
As he leaped for his dinner.
I knew I would communicate with the chipmunk,
And he would talk with me.
And I knew I would understand the clouds
As they moved and enveloped the world around me.
But I didn’t find that key as I sat
During that all-day, all-night mountain rain.
No matter how deeply within I reached,
I couldn’t find it anywhere inside me.
But You were there, and You were with me,
And we communed together in the rain.
And I know someday I will find the key,
When I see You face to face.
So, it was enough for me to watch nature
And commune with You in the rain.