5th of November

So set off.
Off into the mist,
Downriver with the moon tides drawing.
Go fragile craft with your lights burning. Off
Into the mist, through valleys and beyond,
Far beyond into the open sea
Always beckoning these fluvial rivers
Welcoming you join other waters
That flowed before you and will flow after you.

And on this still night, trust
That this water so calm and yet so moving will take you.
Candles’ll burn on the gentle craft
Stars’ll shine upon this gentle Earth.
Exhaled breath.