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Poem on dieing, about the ship sailing away

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korinalacount

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#1
whoever posted that could you repost for me? My sisters father-in-law passed yesterday and I would like to dend a copy in the card I am sending,thanks ever so much,Korina
 
B

BostonsJ

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#2
Re: Poem on dieing, about the ship sailing away

I think this is the one you want Korina. Several people have posted this but I believe Beryl was the first.

A Parable of Immortality

I am standing upon the seashore.
A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean.
She is an object of beauty and strength.
I stand and watch until at last she hangs like a speck of white cloud
Just where the sea and the sky come to mingle with each other.
Then someone says, "There she goes!"
Gone where?
Gone from my sight, that is all.
She is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was when she left my side
And just as able to bear her load of living freight to the place of destination.
Her diminished size is in me, not in her.
And just at the moment when someone at my side says, "There she goes"
There are other eyes watching her coming
And their voices ready to take up the glad shouts,
"Here she comes!"
By Henry Van Dyke
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red stripe

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Re: Poem on dieing, about the ship sailing away

Korina, I am sorry for your families loss.
it was Posted By Beryl when Hucc died.




“I am standing upon the seashore.
A ship at my side spreads her white
sails to the morning breeze and starts
for the blue ocean.

She is an object of beauty and strength.
I stand and watch her until at length
she hangs like a speck of white cloud
just where the sea and sky come
to mingle with each other.

Then, someone at my side says;
"There, she is gone!"

"Gone where?"
Gone from my sight. That is all.
She is just as large in mast and hull
and spar as she was when she left my side
and she is just as able to bear her
load of living freight to her destined port.
Her diminished size is in me, not in her.

And just at the moment when someone
at my side says, "There, she is gone!"
There are other eyes watching her coming,
and other voices ready to take up the glad
shout;
"Here she comes!"
And that is dying.â€Â
 
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red stripe

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#5
Re: Poem on dieing, about the ship sailing away

while I was copying and pasting and typing.. BJ was far more organized, and posted it. So now you have it twice.
It is a very good poem.
 
K

korinalacount

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#6
Re: Poem on dieing, about the ship sailing away

Yeah that is it,thanks to both of you,very much!
 
L

Lisa63

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Re: Poem on dieing, about the ship sailing away

My condolences to your sister and her family on her FIL's passing. The poem is beautiful -- it's a special one to me, too. My thoughts are with all of you.

Hugs,
Lisa