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Look Out Northeastwards

Look you out
Over a mighty ocean.
See, my son, look there::
Its green depth
Teeming with sea life,
Home of seals,
Sporting, splendid
Its tide has reached

Aye, tune your ear
          What's on the waves
Those harkening voices
Your grandmother's bones
          Are singing to you::
Songs she learned
          Long before she died
The earth is beckoning
          Home to you.

The wind of life
Will fill your sail
And bring you
          To that shore
Where you shall land::
And if the mist seems new
Then stand you upon the sand
Weep as a man
          Come home.

Copyright © 2011 James Lawer

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