Remembering

August 6, 2009

Remembering Hiroshima, lantern floating ceremony at Green Lake

Remembering Hiroshima, lantern floating ceremony at Green Lake

“Make of yourself a light.”
     — The Buddha

Love’s Lantern
by Joyce Kilmer

Because the road was steep and long
And through a dark and lonely land,
God set upon my lips a song
And put a lantern in my hand.

Through miles on weary miles of night
That stretch relentless in my way
My lantern burns serene and white,
An unexhausted cup of day.

O golden lights and lights like wine,
How dim your boasted splendors are.
Behold this little lamp of mine;
It is more starlike than a star!

2 Responses to “Remembering”

  1. Lynne Says:

    Very moving and evocative.


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