Seamus O' Brian

Gold Star - 33,278 Points (Galway, Ireland)

Across The Divide Of Time - Poem by Seamus O' Brian

Sleep, my son, and dream of when
we will trace the alpine glens,
and walk upon the wildest ways
where bears have trod, but seldom men.

Sleep, and dream of future days
when we will stand face to face
across a rushing mountain stream
and laughing, lunge across the spray.

We'll pick our way through talus seams
hear glaciers crack and eagle screams;
beneath the harvest moon we'll spend
our nights and share coyote dreams.

We will walk together then
in the silent ways of men,
side by side upon the trail
o'er sunswept peaks and murky fens.

In far off days we will stand
toe to toe, as man to man
and I shall pause as you pass by
to watch with silent, father's pride.

So sleep in slumber's rest my son,
and lay your head my chest upon;
and as I listen to you breathe,
I will dream of days to come.

© 1997
(resubmission)

Topic(s) of this poem: father, son

Form: Free Verse


Poet's Notes about The Poem

I wrote this watching my first son sleeping in his crib.We have shared all of the adventures of which I dreamed, and more.

Comments about Across The Divide Of Time by Seamus O' Brian

  • Laurie Van Der Hart (7/12/2019 12:46:00 AM)

    How many fathers write poems for their sons? What beautiful thoughts and wishes, made all the more precious by the fact that you’ve actually done those amazing things, and more, with your son. Such a well-crafted poem.
    My eldest son recently graduated from school and I made him a photo album of his life so far - so many memories. You might like to read one I wrote about him called “Conversation with a Bear.”
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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (7/11/2019 10:51:00 PM)

    A well composed heartfelt poem of the day.
    Congrats for being picked...10++++
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  • Sylvia Frances Chan (7/11/2019 10:27:00 PM)

    I can imagine all the things and free times you have spent with your beloved son. I adore the photos added, such handsome son and good looking father, I love to look at photographs and especially these ones connected with the amazing poem. The poem has exciting rays of happiness, love and a good life. CONGRATULATIONS being chosen as The Member Poem Of The Day. A 10 Full Score and much, much more. God's Blessings in Abundance. (Report)Reply

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  • Lyn Paul (7/11/2019 7:25:00 PM)

    To have shared so much with a child and know there is so much more is amazing. A fabulous bond you have.
    Wonderful words and a great story in the photos too.
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  • Kim Barney (7/11/2019 11:57:00 AM)

    Very nice poem, and the selection as member poem of the day is well-deserved. Congratulations! (Report)Reply

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  • (7/11/2019 11:55:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem... congrats on being selected Poem Of The day.. a ten from me.. (Report)Reply

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  • Anil Kumar Panda (7/11/2019 10:42:00 AM)

    Very nice poem where you have sewn together many dreams for your son. Each stanza is very nice to read and very well crafted. Keep dropping such beautiful poem. Congrats. (Report)Reply

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  • (7/11/2019 9:19:00 AM)

    A beautiful lullab. Thank you. Congratulations being PODy...10 (Report)Reply

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  • (7/11/2019 7:11:00 AM)

    A lovely poem about an affectionate father spending precious time with his son in the natural surroundings! The picture in the last four lines touches my heart! Congratulations on your poem being selected as Poem Of The Day! (Report)Reply

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  • Bharati Nayak (7/11/2019 6:02:00 AM)

    A brilliant poem that has contained many of your dreams you dreamt for your son while he was a baby.Now you are a proud father that your son has grown as you wished.congratulations for this wonderful poem being selected as the Poem of the Day. (Report)Reply

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  • (7/11/2019 5:03:00 AM)

    A fabulous life song coming from a father during a day dream when his young son sleeps in his laps. The dream shows the exciting things the father would like to share with the grown-up son for cementing thick bondage and relationship between the duo. Well deserved poem of the Day. Heartiest congratulations (Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab Bangalee (7/11/2019 4:46:00 AM)

    the dream
    your dream
    has come truly
    to decorate the future
    brightly.......///
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  • (7/11/2019 4:12:00 AM)

    Congratulations seamus for poem of the day..beautiful poem (Report)Reply

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  • Dash Of Poetry (7/11/2019 4:03:00 AM)

    A worthy POD. Thank you for sharing the heart warming father-and-son pictures. (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (7/11/2019 3:41:00 AM)

    Of future days ahead! !

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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  • Adeeb Alfateh (7/11/2019 2:09:00 AM)

    In far off days we will stand
    toe to toe, as man to man
    and I shall pause as you pass by
    to watch with silent, father's pride.


    excellent write
    great 10++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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  • Manpreet Singh (7/11/2019 1:58:00 AM)

    I am sure your son is a very lucky child who will grow up into a very fine man like yourself. Its fascinating and full of imagery. Well wishes. (Report)Reply

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  • Jez Brul (7/11/2019 1:23:00 AM)

    A very heart-touching write...Every line speaks to the heart..Congratulations for being chosen as Poem Of The Day.10+++++ (Report)Reply

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  • (7/11/2019 1:09:00 AM)

    Dreaming of days to come between father and son. A powerful poem! Liked it. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, February 28, 2018



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