Black silk and white morning

Last week I was reblogged twice and thrilled at the new readers this brought along and the new connections I have since made and the new words this has lead me to read. So I have decided that today is Sharing Sunday and I am beginning with Jane Dougherty Writes as I have been following her beautiful words for a long time now and want to share them with you too…

Jane Dougherty Writes

Painting by Max Jensen

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Only the blackest of silk will do
To wrap my sorrow in,
To line a wooden casket,
So none of it escapes.
I set it in the water,
Balanced on a wave tip,
Tide enfolds it in compassion,
Guides it gently over rock and reef.
I watch the box of sadness,
Slip into the darkness
That fills the sleeping world,
Beyond the wave-nipped horizon.
When the long watches of the night
Are over and the light of day returns,
The ink-dark sea is empty,
But the sky is all aflutter
With white gull wings,
Colour of morning, sea foam splendid,
Bearing hope out of the east.

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