Brian Patten

(7 February 1946 / Liverpool / England)

One Another’s Light


I do not know what brought me here
Away from where I’ve hardly ever been and now
Am never likely to go again.

Faces are lost, and places passed
At which I could have stopped,
And stopping, been glad enough.

Some faces left a mark,
And I on them might have wrought
Some kind of charm or spell
To make their futures work,

But it’s hard to guess
How one person on another
Works an influence.
We pass, and lit briefly by one another’s light
Hope the way we go is right.

Submitted: Thursday, March 08, 2012

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  • Freshman - 2,480 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (8/5/2013 8:36:00 AM)

    Hope the way we go is right
    We all conduct our lives with good faith that our way will be right. Beautiful poem with nice expression. Thank you. (Report) Reply

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