Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Great Cloud Continents of Sunset Seas

On the eve of 2013, I look back and ponder on what an 'interesting' year it has been. It has been very over-whelming to me on a personal level, hence I could hardly find time to write and blog. As they say, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger and I for one vehemently hope this is true. On the last day of 2013, I want to share a poem I actually stumbled upon quite recently and fell in love with. Enjoy and Happy new year to you all. 2014, you better be good!

Sick of myself  and all that keeps the light,
Of the blue skies away from me and mine,
I climb this ledge, and by this wind-swept pine,
Lingering, watch the coming of the night.
'T is ever a new wonder to my sight.

Men look to God for some mysterious sign,
For other stars than those that nightly shine,
For some unnatural symbol of His might,
Wouldst see a miracle as grand of those,
The prophets wrought of old in Palestine?

Come watch with me the shaft of fire that glows,
In yonder West; the fair, frail palaces,
The fading alps and archipelagoes,
And great cloud-continents of sunset seas.

By Thomas Bailey Aldrich.

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