TRANQUILITY

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“Look at her,

A smile that smites the voids of darkness

That plague my soul so still.

A touch so real though we never meet-

My loneliness she steals.

Her eyes are the stars of heaven,

Brought down to earth to be for me

A light unto my path and a lamp unto my feet.

Her voice doth soothe that savage beast

That transforms my inner peach to turmoil.”

In a dream-

Your lips I dare to kiss

But not before your image faded

In an aromatic mist.

As I sail upon this quiescent sea

I bathe in your shallow depths,

Avoiding the tranquil deep:

Knowing well that we are passing to appointments

We both must keep.

And on I must ride upon the winds and the waves of time;

No matter what errors in judgement

Nor what rapids I’m befallen,

I shall never forget those flickering moments

As I passed through you—

My sparkling sea of tranquility.

In our brief but lingering passing,

Let us glory in our union,

Not of physical form

But of spiritual bond;

Lamenting not –

Love never realized,

Never mourned.

I shall never forget that glimpse,

That intimate though infinite gaze;

When the Goddess of Light

Allowed her last lingering rays to shine

Upon your enchanted face;

And my mind said to my heart

As it received your grace . . .

“Look at her,

A smile that smites the voids of darkness

That plague my soul so still;

A touch so real –

Though we never meet,

My loneliness she steals.
Her eyes are the stars of heaven

Brought down to earth to be for me,

A light unto my path and a lamp unto my feet.

Her voice doth soothe that savage beast that transforms

My inner peace to turmoil.”

YON SPARKLING SEA OF TRANQUILITY

By

Sammie L. Carter

Copyright 2/15/1977

 

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One Response to “TRANQUILITY”

  1. This read like a song surely, nice piece Sam. Happy Friday!

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