Wall Of The Sea

Wall Of The Sea

1920 865 Summer Edward

What is it
that wants to come through
the wall of the sea in the dark
night?

As if there hasn’t already been
enough
mystery in this dark night
     where all is
drowned;
                     but breathing

becomes a prayer
vast as the sea before its boundary
was set by that Wisdom
who knew mysteries should be
deep but not endless

like prayer.
      Pray without ceasing.

Now I know what it means
to wallow in prayer,
to be transgressed in the soul
by the waters, to be measured
like the waters in the hollow
of this Hand holding me still
as this wall becomes
something I can walk through.


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Summer Edward

Summer Edward holds a BA in Psychology and an M.S.Ed. degree in Reading, Writing, Literacy from the University of Pennsylvania and is the recipient of a Roothbert Fellowship awarded to people motivated in their life’s work by spiritual values. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in various literary journals internationally. She is the foundress and editor-in-chief of Anansesem Caribbean children's literature ezine and teaches narrative medicine and humanistic medicine at the University of the West Indies. She has been a contributing writer for Tiny Buddah, FinerMinds, Pick the Brain and the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance's (DBSA) website, sharing personal stories and using her creative and artistic voice to advocate for mental health wellness, personal growth and a culture of healing. Her website is www.summeredward.com.

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