Farewell, Fond Traveler
Your ship sets out to sea
With only the stars to guide you
And the light of a whispering moon
Beyond the shoals and reefs of Time
You pass into the deep.
What wonders must await you
What mysteries abound
In those far-off lands of eternity
The palaces of God.
And as you pass those distant isles
Where the shimmering waters fall
Down the stony cliffs of nevermore
To the shores of always-will
Listen once again to the wind in the waves
And the cry of the gull in the sky
And think back for a moment
To a dream that was
Yet to come.
(Previously published in Somniloquy, Oct.1999, Vol.3, No.4; Some Words: A Place For Poetry, Nov - Dec 1999)