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423b2e

10.28.2012

Rescue




Did you have to fall
In love
Deeper
Than where rests
The bones of travelers who never
Came back from winter
Voyages,
Where strings of pearls
And silver forks
And sea glass
Murmur together like
Old lovers?
Did you have to sink
As far as
The wishing well's
End where pennies and
Serpents and bloodworms
Commingle
In wicked changing symbols?
Did you have to fall
Over and over
Through the air
Like a scarlet leaf in November,
Divine and destined
To dissolve against ice,
To tumble and spiral
Downward
Like the stricken acrobat
Who realizes too late
That there is no
Greater risk
Than diving
For one's holy
Beloved?

~ by Corrine De Winter 

xxx

6 comments:

Frankie Jay said...

Just beautiful.

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Just when I need answers, I get questions! Thoughtful questions, beautifully put, though.

goatman said...

It is true

red dirt girl said...

You cannot do it by half measures or maybes ... you have to fall all the way. It's the only way.

xxx

J Cosmo Newbery said...

(THUMP!) ow!

red dirt girl said...

Who said love has an end to thump into ??? .....

xxx