To the weak that toil beneath the sun
And long for rest under the shade
Have you my friend even begun?
To make your way to where it’s laid?
But who can find the way so far?
And climb themselves up there so high?
And who can weather many storms?
The ones that come to see you die.
We long for what is there my friend
And wish that it were ours to hold
But wishing never made it so
And many trying won’t die old.
4 thoughts on “Longing”
It’s the trying, the doing, that fulfills our longings, if we only bow enough to acknowledge this gift.
It certainly is difficult to acknowledge gifts at times… I wish it were not.
i can feel the plodding rhythm, last verse i cannot quite understand…but somehow it’s ok not to, it just sounds comforting and strangely hopeful.
To hear someone say it’s ok not… this is quite the compliment. Thank you.