For my restless friend

Close your heavy eyelids
Rest your weary soul
With a gentle kiss upon the brow
I send you in this lonely boat
Across dark waters
To the distant shore
Of the land of dreams.
There you will find
The one with sunflower eyes,
The one that knows
You.
 
©Olga Gavrilovskiy 2013

After I wrote this piece I realized that it could also be interpreted as saying Goodbye to someone who passed away, sending them into the eternal sleep. So now it has this eerie air to it. But it was originally born as a 'Good Night' wish to a friend.

'Sunflower eyes' came from Cory Garcia, a fellow poet on this site, in a conversation (see his poem My Eyes) all credit is to him for the beautiful phrase.

lullaby, sleep, dream, rest, soul, eyes, boat

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Olga Gavrilovskiy
over 6 years

Thank you, Cindy. It makes me happy that you found my verse worth coming back to
:-)

Cindy
over 6 years

I love this. It's so beautiful. You have chosen wonderful words here.

Olga Gavrilovskiy
over 6 years

Thank you. Will do :-)

Patricia May Neiderer
over 6 years

as the sun gently
encourages the petals
to open and display the
beautiful array with in..
you come tumbling out
with a nice big shout....
*\0/*
:) keep it up!

Olga Gavrilovskiy
over 6 years

...I do not know
Where you end
And I begin...

Cory Garcia
over 6 years


The true worth...
of genuine affection...
counted like sheep...
by the lonely..they are dreaming dreams...
while their
dreams are dreaming...
heaven found in each gazetheir hearts tearing...
as they are drug ashore...
needing...
a boat to patch...they are setting sail...
while their
sail is setting...
heaven found in each caressundressesing the wound...
that sought to sink...
much more...
than their misery...they are burning paradise...
while their
paradise is burning...
heaven found in tireless armsno matter where they go...
their they are...
their rippled wake tracing...
the trajectory of their lives...they are supernova stars...
while their
stars supernova...
heaven wrought in their proximity

Olga Gavrilovskiy
over 6 years

Thank you :-)

Gee
over 6 years

Very calming.Lovely

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