Archive for January 15th, 2008


take from me all guilt
shatter it like shards of
tiny glistening glass

and I,
to pick up their
scattered remains

no longer
find my reflection

~elizabeth adams

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Blessing the Boats

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 (at St. Mary’s)

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