adrift! a little boat adrift! emily dickinson
adrift! a little boat adrift!
and night is coming down!
will no one guide a little boat
unto the nearest town?
so sailors say -- on yesterday --
just as the dusk was brown
one little boat gave up its strife
and gurgled down and down.
so angels say -- on yesterday --
just as the dawn was red
one little boat -- o'erspent with gales --
retrimmed its masts -- redecked its sails --
and shot -- exultant on!
finding and maintaining direction - to sink or to rise - is a challenge and an opportunity presented inside each moment.