Daily Archives: November 1, 2013

“Decades”

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“Decades”

Decades of fondest friends I will not see
Before I go; in their off-appointed times,
Each star appears to lead the way, divine
Appointments in the centrifuge within me
In a given hour’s search for souls
With whom to hear, to share an elemental joy,
Or bear the burdens nailed to every tree—
within a forest of grief—then deployed
Like sagebrush in the undergrowth
that overcomes the vineyard, the goal—
Attained by twos not ones—with steadfast
Form hewn in solid granite, certitude that
in the sharing comes the greater victories.
Yet, each in turn must then chose,
each has gone his way, mysteries
Preserved, masteries reverently set at last
Within an honoured niche, hallowed and adorned,
And duly placed on shelves of sixty years and more.

…painting at top by Louisa M. Pla…