Thursday, August 21, 2014

Poetry Break: I Was Never Able To Pray

Moonrise (MA. Reilly, 2011)

I Was Never Able To Pray 

      - Edward Hirsch

Wheel me down to the shore
where the lighthouse was abandoned
and the moon tolls in the rafters.

Let me hear the wind paging through the trees
and see the stars flaring out, one by one,
like the forgotten faces of the dead.

I was never able to pray,
but let me inscribe my name
in the book of waves

and then stare into the dome
of a sky that never ends
and see my voice sail into the night.

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