To A Friend - Flora | Miles

02.06.2012 / Flora | Miles

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"To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour."
(William Blake, Auguries of Innocence)

Every ending holds a new beginning
(The first step a-given,
the next lends shape to freedom)
We tame our sorrow
with the changes of the light
or the stillness of the clouded moon.

Ripples of nightfall,
like a seamless shawl
on the dream, its dreamer
and the worlds within,
sing the sweet lie and the next embrace
(all music is solace, as indivisible as pain)

Willows dance slowly
through the thin haze of dawn,
little tears in the fabric of sleep
(In unmade beds
where you sleepwalk
between absence and faith,
know there is beauty
in what ties you
to the substance of faraway joys)

Believe the sun: it’s echoing
a promise of days (oh these promising days)
on us all, on the spirit of trees,
on the swift flowing river and stream

Luminescent dew guides our lazy steps
to the nowhere near, through the yes,
till the eyes of our eyes may awake
in a garden of paths unfolding

In loving memory of James Smith