Sailing into the Sun

Becky Chappell
becky-chappell.artistwebsites.com

I have no choice
but to sail into the sun
whose setting is ever certain
for I am unable to run
as fast as He flies

On my shoulder
rides the gliding moon
faint now in the failing light
but when darkness falls
bright as any star

We have no choice
but to sail into the dark
though love may beg us stay
She also prays a sunrise
for yet another day

“We travelers, walking to the sun, can’t see
Ahead, but looking back the very light
That blinded us shows us the way we came,
Along which blessings now appear, risen
As if from sightlessness to sight, and we,
By blessing brightly lit, keep going toward
The blessed light that yet to us is dark.” ~ Wendell Berry

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About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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