February 7, 2012

Homecoming, a poem

by Eric Rosenbloom
copyright 2012

Where are you turning toward now?
All your shipmates have gone
And the days alone are long
Of sameness and sameness before the prow.

Remember the one that remains
Embraced by ethereal arms
Or washed by the earthiest rains —
Your time like the darkness comes.

You forgot all the names
And work turns to play
While your voice is echoing the air —

And she rose above the waves
To call you forth that fateful day
When you joined the waters forever.