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Saturday, September 22, 2012
The Unending Sky
I just came across this poem and thought you would like it:
The Unending Sky (by John Masefield 1878 – 1967)
I could not sleep for thinking of the sky, The unending sky, with all its million suns Which turn their planets everlastingly In nothing, where the fire-haired comet runs. If I could sail that nothing, I should cross Silence and emptiness with dark stars passing, Then, in the darkness, see a point of gloss Burn to a glow, and glare, and keep amassing,
And rage into a sun with wandering planets And drop behind, and then, as I proceed, See his last light upon his last moon’s granites Die to dark that would be night indeed.
Night where my soul might sail a million years In nothing, not even death, not even tears