poem: blessing the boats

by L. Clifton

may the tide
that is entering even now
the lip of our understanding
carry you out
beyond the face of fear
may you kiss
the wind then turn from it
certain that it will
love your back         may you
open your eyes to water
water waving forever
and may you in your innocence
sail through this to that

(shared with me by my friend MES)

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2 thoughts on “poem: blessing the boats

  1. I love so much that someone thought to share Lucille Clifton with you, Elizabeth. She is one of the poets most dear to my heart. Look for more poems from me in the coming months, and, in the meantime, I’m sending you love and strength from Arkansas. xoxo, Giffen

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    1. War ein großartiger, sehr gelungener Abend, die Band war in absoluter Hochform! Dass sie natürlich nicht alle Stücke zum Besten geben konnten ist klar, dafür langte die Zeit nicht aus.Dir an dieser Stelle noch vielen Dank für die tolle Seite, die Fotos, and so on.Lg

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