The Sailing Ship


The Sailing Ship – in memory of Colin Rolls

What is dying?

I am standing on the sea shore.
A ship sails to the morning breeze
And starts for the ocean.
She is the object of beauty and I stand watching her
Till at last she fades into the horizon,
And someone at my side says,
“She is gone!” Gone where?

Gone from my sight, that is all;
She is just as large in the masts, hull and spars
As she was when I saw her,
And just as able to bear her load of living
Freight to its destination.
The diminished size and total loss of sight is in me, not in her;
And just at the moment when someone at my side says,
“She is gone”,
There are others who are watching her coming,
And other voices take up a glad shout,
“Here she comes”

– and that is dying.

Charles Henry Brent

About David Allsopp

Married, 4 children, Christian, Head of IT
This entry was posted in General, Spiritual. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s