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Poetry Friday: The Widening Sky by Edward Hirsch

June 21st, 2019 (06:00 am)

Current Mood: awake
Current Song: The Expanse by Through Juniper Vale

I am so small walking on the beach
at night under the widening sky.
The wet sand quickens beneath my feet
and the waves thunder against the shore.

I am moving away from the boardwalk
with its colorful streamers of people
and the hotels with their blinking lights.
The wind sighs for hundreds of miles.

I am disappearing so far into the dark
I have vanished from sight.
I am a tiny seashell
that has secretly drifted ashore

and carries the sound of the ocean
surging through its body.
I am so small now no one can see me.
How can I be filled with such a vast love?

- The Widening Sky by Edward Hirsch

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Posted by: cheriee weichel (cheriee weichel)
Posted at: June 21st, 2019 10:48 pm (UTC)

There are lines in this poem that make me weep with their power and beauty,
The wind sighs for hundreds of miles, is brilliant, and the contradiction in that ending feels sacred.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: June 21st, 2019 11:01 pm (UTC)

It's beautiful!

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