A quiet little blessing of a poem (lucille clifton).

 

I’ve given this poem to people before. Today, I give it to myself. And, of course, to you.

 

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


					
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