blessing the boats

                                    (at St. Mary’s)

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

2 thoughts on “Blessing

  1. Your Blessings poetry takes on many meanings. Thank you especially for this one. ♥️🎶♥️

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  2. If I recall correctly, Lucille Clifton wrote a number of children’s picture books — all centered on a young African American boy named Everett Anderson. I did an author study of her work for a class I took while working on my PhD.


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