Tilokal Lake – David Whyte

Tilokal Lake
(“The Frozen Lake”)

In this high place
it is as simple as this,
leave everything you know behind.

Step toward the cold surface,
say the old prayer of rough love
and open both arms.

Those who come with empty hands
will stare into the lake astonished
there in the cold light
reflecting cold snow

the true shape of your own face

~ David Whyte ~