“With age comes wisdom. With travel comes understanding.” (Sandra Lake)
I’m going on a fourteen day cruise with my wife Ruth this week, traveling to eight islands in the Eastern Caribbean region. This original poem expresses my thoughts about unexpected loneliness that can arise during such an extended stay along those empty spaces of the “high seas”. For we all experience human closeness at times for those we’ve left behind.
How curiously now I saw your fond face
Staring up at mist moon from inner space
Its luminous light then marked such seeing
With no traces of thought but plentiful being
So your ageless soul brings me a smile
For we’ll share optimal health for awhile
Thank you for reblogging my poem.
Moments of distance can awaken much worth remembering. Still, it’s good when you can share such experiences with an understanding soul.
Enjoy the explorations, and the journey.
Safe travels and have fun on your cruise. We just got hit by a major snowstorm, so I’ll be thinking about the warmer weather as I’m outside shoveling all that snow.
Beautiful! And i hope it’s a wonderful trip!