Laurence Overmire


Farewell, Fond Traveler - Poem by Laurence Overmire

Farewell
Fond traveler
Your ship sets out to sea
With only the stars to guide you
And the light of a whispering moon
Beyond the shoals and reefs of Time
You pass into the deep.

What wonders must await you
What mysteries abound
In those far-off lands of eternity
The palaces of God.

And as you pass those distant isles
Where the shimmering waters fall
Down the stony cliffs of nevermore
To the shores of always-will
Listen once again to the wind in the waves
And the cry of the gull in the sky
And think back for a moment
To a dream that was

And another
Yet to come.


(Previously published in Somniloquy, Oct.1999, Vol.3, No.4; Some Words: A Place For Poetry, Nov - Dec 1999)


Comments about Farewell, Fond Traveler by Laurence Overmire

  • (3/15/2006 9:19:00 AM)


    Haunting title. Beautiful, elegaic mood. A poem of love and remembrance.Reading such words, I am also ready to travel on.

    Regards,
    Sandra Fowler
    (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 1 comments »



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Sunday, February 19, 2006

Poem Edited: Friday, April 11, 2008


Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]