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The Silver Sea

I launch upon a seamless sea
   Without a compass, chart.
Till found, I sail forth foolishly,
   Survive by guile or art. 

A shadow’s all there is of me,
   A speck when far away,
On ocean that goes endlessly
   From days into a day. 

The silver sea was here before
   My little ship set sail.
Most men with canvas or an oar
   Edged forward but to fail. 

Beyond horizon, tale is told,
   Believed as true by some,
That silver sea turns into gold
   And hope does truth become.    

And those few say there is a map
   That tells them where they are,
That leads them safely from a trap,
   And guides them to a star.   

I wonder, wonder if it’s true
   As I look at the sea.
If not, my shadow, at adieu,
   Is all that’s left of me.


photo by A-K Rehse at http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mfmqMX2/boat


* I don’t wonder if it’s true.  I know it is.


© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2013.


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