S. R. Lavin
S. R. Lavin Poems
Crossing Lake Champlain With You
The word “Hebrew” means “those who crossed over”….
the ones who sought to be separated from
those who did not cross over…the ones
who crossed over were seeking the meaning of life.
Crossing Lake Champlain by ferry with you
on a windy, wintry afternoon is
like passing out of death into life.
This is what we were created for –-
to become the essential ingredients
of an eternal moment, when friends
make every effort to meet each other’s needs.
Paraphrasing the essential –-
“Make life your poetry, not poetry your life.”
These are words we ...
Outermost, A Man Alone
I am, outermost, a man. Here
the subtle choreography
on a lonely stretch of sand,
a coastline, forbidding cloud-cover,
flashes of electrical brilliance,
and southward, the sea.
To live without love