John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton
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Poet's Corner: blessing the boats

blessing the boats

(at St. Mary's)

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

Lucille Clifton (1936–2010)

I somehow missed the news that Lucille Clifton passed away a week ago today. She was a remarkable poet, and she'll be missed.

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