In Context

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Week of May 30, 2011

CHS Graduation--June 2, 2011

blessing the boats

(at St. Mary's)

by Lucille Clifton (1936-2010)

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 

From Quilting: Poems 1987-1990