Winds from beaches

and jungles

And mountains

and deserts

Blow my hair into my eyes,

allowing me to blame

Something else for my tears

of remembrance and pride

And shame and disappointment,

not to list to the side of

Joy at reunion of souls beside those

markers forever white, forever

Rowed upon the waves of our struggling

for space and breath and earth to grow

And lines to divide and holes to rejoin us all

when the bell tolls and the harpsong times

The march towards the places where we will all

Sit down together and rest in starlight,

Gazing towards a light we can only remember

Until that dawn without lines.


A most instructive and comforting Veteran’s Day Weekend wished to you all!



22 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. morrowsue
    Nov 11, 2011 @ 05:48:44

    Thank you for writing and posting this. Very touching.

  2. Betty
    Nov 11, 2011 @ 07:22:40

    When we “gaze towards a light we can only remember/until that dawn without lines” – simply beautiful poem!

    • granbee
      Nov 15, 2011 @ 01:37:33

      Betty, your enouragement always saves many a moment for me–and spurs me on. THANK YOU, especially for your cueing into those final two lines(not lines?)!

  3. Mohana
    Nov 13, 2011 @ 01:11:50

    I like this a lot!

    • granbee
      Nov 15, 2011 @ 01:38:44

      May your week be filled with joy, Mohana; just as you have filled my writer’s heart with joy with your kind comment.

  4. bardessdmdenton
    Nov 14, 2011 @ 04:05:24

    One of my favorite lines:
    ‘Rowed upon the waves of our struggling
    for space and breath and earth to grow’

    A poem of reflection and remembrance, tinged with sadness of course, but also hope and faith with the journeying from earth to heaven.

    The ending lines are prayerlike…beautiful.

    • granbee
      Nov 15, 2011 @ 01:43:15

      Bardess, you won my poetic heart by recognizing the prayer of the ending lines. Truly, I pray constantly to one day see NO MORE LINES in the ONE GREAT LIGHT shining on us all!

  5. Joni Beach
    Nov 15, 2011 @ 02:59:41

    Thanks for your visit and “liking” my post…and I add my tribute to the Veterans…

  6. asoulwalker
    Nov 15, 2011 @ 04:38:25

    Beautiful. Thank you.

  7. cottonbombs
    Nov 15, 2011 @ 04:53:05

    Wonderful closer: ‘dawn without lines’. Leaves a lot of paths for the imagination to travel. Thank you for inspiring the journey.

    • granbee
      Nov 15, 2011 @ 04:55:52

      What an honor to inspire you, cottonbombs! I just started following you and look forward to many exchanges and great posts from you!

  8. Sue Dreamwalker
    Nov 15, 2011 @ 17:03:17

    Sometimes we need the wind to blow through our hair and through our souls to touch our hearts and cleanse our spirits~ so that we can then take in the new fresh breath it brings so that we can blow out all the cobwebs from within..

    Love and Light~ Dreamwalker

  9. zendictive
    Nov 17, 2011 @ 08:11:58

    bows (~_~) humble

  10. Caddo Veil
    Nov 29, 2011 @ 08:04:49

    Of course this one got to me, I’m big on Veteran’s and Memorial Day–Your excellence is moving, and secure.

    • granbee
      Nov 30, 2011 @ 02:26:14

      Caddo, so very thankful you considered my words to be “excellent”, especially when honoring our veterans. Thank you for visiting and commenting so helpfully, as always!

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