The Ship by Henry Jackson Van Dyke

September 19, 2014 Death Awareness

Comments Off

17183094
The Ship

by Henry Jackson Van Dyke
(1852-1933)

“I am standing upon the seashore.
A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze
and starts for the blue ocean.
She is an object of beauty and strength
and I stand and watch her until at length
she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea
and the sky meet and mingle with each other.
Then someone at my side says,
‘there, She’s gone’
Gone where?

Gone from my sight, that is all.
She is just as large in mast and spar and hull
as ever she was when she left my side;
just as able to bear her load of living freight
to the place of her destination.
The diminished size is in me, not in her.
And just at the moment someone at my side says,

‘There, she’s gone’ there are other eyes watching her coming
and other voices ready to take up the glad shout.
‘Here she comes’
And that is—dying.”

Disclaimer: Use of the information and data is to bring awareness of death and dying.
Spirare does not own the information or profit from its use. Source: Circle of Light Ministries Photo: 123(RF)

Words of Inspiration

"Educating people on death and dying, and reducing their fear of death is a giving of fearlessness."
Venerable Wuling

Death Awareness

We welcome any suggestions of articles relating to death and dying that you might want to see on Spirare website. 

Please Help spread awareness.

“The fear of death comes from limited awareness.”   Deepak Chopra

Popular Blogs

  • Heart Spoon

    by on September 16, 2018

    Heart Spoon by Pabongka Rinpoche Ah, the hurt! Kind Lama, look to this pitiful one— How I behave and how I’ve cheated myself my entire life. Please, look...

  • The Shack

    by on August 27, 2018

    The Shack by William P. Young Mackenzie Allen Phillips's youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation, and evidence that she may...

  • In loving memory

    by on August 19, 2018

    When my mother died it was crystal clear that the appearance or the experience I was witnessing of a body dying was not ultimate TRUTH...It was intuitively unde...

  • Divine Love Cannot Change by Leo Tolstoy...

    by on July 30, 2018

    Divine Love Cannot Change by Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910) Loving with human love, one may pass from love to hatred; but divine love cannot change. Nothin...

  • Lord, We Turn to You

    by on July 30, 2018

    Lord, We Turn to You from the Jewish Funeral Service Prayer Book Lord, we turn to you in our grief and bewilderment, for a mystery surrounds the birth an...

Translate »