asher63 (asher63) wrote,
asher63
asher63

Solstice: "As if we were all the life there is ..."

... I should make of my heart a lodestone then,
let the flying sun go
(it will be back some day)
and pull my universe together.

I will say this to the somewhere: Let us now
as the sun rides on
down the hill of night
touch one another.

... Let us seek as our ancestors sought
some honorable cave wherein to wait
(as if there were still some waiting cave)
the long long winter out
as if we were all the life there is
and all the love.


- from 'A Solstice Incantation' by Ken McLintock (1920-2000)

Thanks for leaving us with this, Dad. You are missed.
Tags: poetry
Subscribe

  • Kathleen Raine - Rock.

    There is stone in me that knows stone, Substance of rock that remembers the unending unending Simplicity of rest While scorching suns and ice ages…

  • Layers

    Channels of water appeared, the foundations of the earth were laid bare, at Your rebuke, Lord, at the blast of the breath of Your nostrils. - Psalm…

  • Who is the favorite child?

    I have davesmusictank to thank for this magnificent poem by Margaret Atwood. A SAD CHILD You're sad because you're sad. It's psychic.…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 0 comments