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Ludek’s Dawn

by Oonah V Joslin

Standing amid a symmetry of sky and sea
rippling like the destiny
of the sail that drove him

towards mackerel sky and mackerel sun
burning the horizon,
Like a latter day Moses

standing there with God
no mountain now, no desert, no
commandment on His lips

only the gifts
of sea and sight
and silence.

photo by Wojtech Jacobson
photo by Wojtech Jacobson

Copyright © 2008 by Oonah V Joslin

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Also published in Zeszyty Zeglarskie (Sailing Letters), Zenon Szostak, ed.

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