I Looked Outsite My Window West

Looking through the eastern window
Looking through the eastern window

I looked outside my window west, across the broad horizon.
My dreams and hopes from years gone by glowed golden in the light.
The setting sun of all my past fell surely to the lip of the hills, shedding the last light of the days of my youth on the things I valued then.

But looking out the other sill towards the glowing East, the light of breaking day, already growing steadily stronger as in repose I lay.
This newly born light, of the sun of new hopes and new dreams, rises strongly upward, bringing to my watering eyes in dazzling relief new dreams and new joys before unknown.
Toward this new light I rise to my feet, walking with strong step and sure, forgetting what was behind and pressing on I keep my aim true.
I am not without questions, and foreboding too, but when the dream and goal is sure as the wind, I know what I am to do.
To take hold of the wind and grip it tight as into it’s teeth I fly, I ride this beast, this roaring beast and follow it where it will.

4 thoughts on “I Looked Outsite My Window West”

  1. Actually, J, that poem was not about or because of romantic love, though I will not say your statement is false. I wrote poetry long before Grace came around, and at times when I was not necessarily interested in anybody else.

    WC, thank you for your kind words. I’m glad they encouraged someone beyond myself.

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