Monday, June 25, 2012

THE UNKNOWN SHORE



This is not my writing but this piece means a great deal to me and I am posting it for a friend who is about to take that journey over the unknown sea to the unknown shore.

Go in peace my friend ~ Farewell Theresa 




THE UNKNOWN SHORE

Sometime at Eve when the tide is low
I shall slip my moorings and sail away
With no response to a friendly hail
In the silent hush of the twilight pale.

When the night stoops down to embrace the day
And the voices call in the water's flow
Sometime at Eve When the water is low
I shall slip my moorings and sail away.
Through purple shadows
That darkly trail o'er the ebbing tide
And the Unknown Sea,
And a ripple of waters' to tell the tale
Of a lonely voyager sailing away
To mystic isles
Where at anchor lay
The craft of those who had sailed before
O'er the Unknown Sea
To the Unknown Shore

A few who watched me sail away
Will miss my craft from the busy bay
Some friendly barques were anchored near
Some loving souls my heart held dear
In silent sorrow will drop a tear
But I shall have peacefully furled my sail
In mooring sheltered from the storm and gale
And greeted friends who had sailed before
O'er the Unknown Sea
To the Unknown Shore.

 © Elizabeth Clark Hardy

3 comments:

Lynne Ahrens said...

May your Dad be there to greet her at the new moorings

Whimsicalnotions said...

May the breeze be warm upon her face.Lovely poem and all any of us could ask to slip away in such a way.

RellaB said...

May her crossing of the bar be serene as her soul sails into eternity