The Walk (for Earthweal challenge)

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I must have strolled this ancient shore,
leaving no footprints in the sand,
seen the infant sun spill his light
over jagged horizons,
the glowing Moon ascend into sparse sky
to ride the assembly of stars,
a firmament at once remote
and intimate.
If you talk in eons — I see in seconds;
new life’s struggle to be born,
a fossil falling to the sand
from a cliff’s crumbling edifice.
For as I exist at the beginning
so do I persist until the end,
though I am not made of stars,
I merely follow the word
and the breath.

Copyright Francis 2021

***earthweal weekly challenge

18 thoughts on “The Walk (for Earthweal challenge)

  1. We both wrote about ancient shores, Francis! I love the lines:
    ‘seen the infant sun spill his light
    over jagged horizons,
    the glowing Moon ascend into sparse sky’
    in ‘a firmament at once remote
    and intimate’
    and the fossil falling to the sand.

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  2. From the fleeting moment to the seeming infinity of deep time, the breath of life blows through both! A great response to the challenge.

    Like

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