I wondered if it was you

Did you see it?
It was so unforgettable.
Tonight were you looking
at the star studded heavens.
Did you see a soul streak
across the inky black of the sky,
carrying its lantern of salvation?
Did you see it?
It trailed sparks
as it struck the eternal dome,
roaring to be lifted up, let in.
Then consumed with its search
it disappeared sailing across
the rim of the world.
Did you see it?
Was it you who viewed
that glowing ember step through
death’s guarded portal?
Or was it you that watched it fall
cascading, whispering on its journey
to the ground and rest
in the bosom of Mother Earth.
I wonder at that journey,
I wondered if it was you.

Copyright: 2010, Donald Harbour

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6 thoughts on “I wondered if it was you

  1. So pretty a poem.

    I especially loved:

    “whispering on its journey
    to the ground and rest
    in the bosom of Mother Earth.”

    and

    “Did you see a soul streak
    across the inky black of the sky,
    carrying its lantern of salvation?”

    Bravo!
    – Dina

    Like

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