endings, beginnings,

endings   beginnings

comings and goings

what begins? what ends ?

In the ocean

rhythmic union of waters


a thread of the great loom


to the weave

back through the warp.


the seaming of separateness

appears and reappears.

After closer inspection

through the fibers of this tapestry

stars thread through

constellations of atoms

blanket the heavens

Bright moments of lucid remembrance

moments left inplace


in the enviable hurtling spin

through the vast spaces

We, like the sand

that finds the way

into the pearl

spinning into gossamer light

to roll return

in the constant



lulling, lullaby


of the sea

perl unwinding

back into sand

returns to orbit

like the sand

returns to orbit

like the stars



frederica hall 2002