Sonnnets to the Vast Unknown
acceptance of life's mystery and the vast unknown
Even in this bright and silent sunlight
giving me another day to breath and see
another dawn, another noon and night,
another chance to wonder what will be
and question all that comes into my mind
and ponder what I’m doing here today,
looking at the sky as if up there I’ll find
some meaning, some answer, something I can say
with any certainty what lies around the bend.
And then I think of you so far away
wondering too where all of this will end,
not knowing what will pass and what will stay,
both trying hard to face the vast unknown,
and so I walk and kick away a stone.
Sometimes, at night, I look up at the moon,
the silent moon, delighting in its light,
glad to have this chance and not assume
I’ll have another chance, another night.
That’s how I want to live, that’s what I choose,
that’s what I want to say and hope you’ll hear
me say today is all we have to lose,
that’s why I think the present is so dear.
Yesterday is gone and gave me happiness
and memories I will always have and cherish.
Please, don’t snicker at my sappiness.
I know how suddenly dreams can perish,
and though I’m a dreamer and will always be,
I want to hold you now and see what we shall see.