First Sail

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Ships, boats, sailing, and the strength found in letting go.

Submitted: April 27, 2018

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Submitted: April 27, 2018



Long before the ark of myth was the design of setting forth,

it was upon an ocean of wonder, fearing what is beneath,

knowing then of what cannot be conqured, the first to sail was of raft.

Without guide or paddle was the venture, leaving behind control and mind,

current moving as it might, temptation at hand of steering left or right.

Looking to the stars in moments, seeing they are maps in the dark at night,

and in that understanding, reaching the farthest shore, changing all in sight.

Without seeking, it was that of solid ground where the first to sail stood

 gazing into the horizion in silence, where was met a place of the past.

The memory, then and now, told of journeys and rafts and letting go,

a forever thought the first to sail would know, then arose,

one of space and place and of leaving the raft behind.

And understanding hinderance is never a place where one is safe,

the first to sail turned and  walked away from it and yesterday,

in the certain and changing knowledge, which is known as faith.


















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