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blessing the boats
by Lucille Clifton

(at St. Mary’s)

may the tide
that is entering even now
the lip of our understanding
carry you out
beyond the face of fear
may you kiss
the wind then turn from it
certain that it will
love your back may you
open your eyes to water
water waving forever
and may you in your innocence
sail through this to that

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  • Smudger
    Smudgeralmost 6 years ago

    this is wonderful work and I admire it – Steve ;-))

  • Thanks Steve

    – Mary Ann Reilly

  • MarekM
    MarekMalmost 6 years ago

    What a wonderful image!

  • Thanks so much. The poem is one of my favorites and I had hoped to make an image worth of it:-)

    – Mary Ann Reilly

  • linaji
    linajialmost 6 years ago

    This is what I mean by nuance and subtleties.. your work captivates without too much varibles in tone and line.. minimal yet not.. really fantastic artist YOU!

  • Thanks Lina. I so appreciate your comments:-)

    – Mary Ann Reilly

  • Karen K Smith
    Karen K Smithalmost 6 years ago

    Excellent Mary Ann!

  • Thanks karen

    – Mary Ann Reilly

  • Ted Byrne
    Ted Byrnealmost 6 years ago

    Luvvit Mary Ann when an image speaks like this in the ambiguous language of emotion. When it asks a question without enough clues… information… to answer with certainty. Luvvit when its question finds traction in the softest part of my mind.

  • What a beautiful comment, Ted. I’m awed.

    – Mary Ann Reilly

  • Helen Corr
    Helen Corralmost 6 years ago

    this is beautiful!

  • Thanks Helen

    – Mary Ann Reilly

  • helene ruiz
    helene ruizalmost 6 years ago

    wow! how mesmerizing! fabulous!!

  • thanks:)

    – Mary Ann Reilly

  • Anne  McGinn
    Anne McGinnalmost 6 years ago


  • Thanks

    – Mary Ann Reilly

  • Azzurra
    Azzurraalmost 6 years ago

    captivating ♥

  • Good to know. Thanks

    – Mary Ann Reilly

  • frankc
    frankcalmost 6 years ago

    Fine pic… love it!

  • Thanks

    – Mary Ann Reilly

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