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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: Kay McGriff (kaymcgriff)
Posted at: June 23rd, 2019 01:10 pm (UTC)

I live how the ocean can make me feel so small yet also part of something larger than myself. This poem captures it perfectly.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: June 23rd, 2019 06:38 pm (UTC)
Re: Beautiful

I love the wonder and marvel of it.

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