sailing my boat (for the first time)

who is the sailor
to sail my ship
beyond dreaming

who will be captain
if I
am the passenger
now

flap the sails
while you tight up
the stay lines

point the prow
point the ship
to the blue

this is the last
this is the first
this is the journey
beyond mere dreaming

steer me straight
you solemn-faced boatman

steer to the sunset
steer straight
steer true

no ship ahoy!
there’s just you and I
on the chart

solemn yes
but laughter too
behind is the old
ahead
is where we go

ahead is the place
I go

~

Poem #449 from a series of poems drawn from the imagination and collected as: a Bachelard reverie.

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