Deliverance . a poem by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 2 October 2014; published on 4 October 2014
Location: Pastorius Reservoir State Wildlife Area, La Plata County, Colorado

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • “Deliverance,” a Poem by Alice B. Clagett, Soundtrack and Words
    • Postlude: Music of Chris Zabriskie and Scenes from Pastorius Reservoir

Dear Ones,

People ask me what this poem is about … Really, it is about the interpretation you bring to it, not the interpretation I give it. See what you think.

There is an edited Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice.

I have another poem for you, from years ago. It is called “Deliverance.” I wrote this poem on Santa Monica Beach. It was close to sunset, and I was watching a sailboat, far off on the horizon, going off towards the setting sun. Here is the poem …

“Deliverance”
A Poem by Alice B. Clagett
Soundtrack and Words
June 2003

 

On a grey day by a grey sea
As the tide flees this steady shore,

Two children —
altogether mindless of Monday
and the grim anguish of their parents,
Greet white-capped waves with ecstasy

And far away, a three-sailed bark,
Poised on the edge of sky and sea
Slips silent into mystery.

Who stands before the mast?
Is it the shadow of the man?
Or does this brim-full heart,
holding his hand,
Chart a sure course by some forgotten star
To bring him home again?

Postlude: Music of Chris Zabriskie and Scenes from Pastorius Reservoir

[The Postlude features the poignant “Prelude No. 2” from the album “Preludes” by Chris Zabriskie, CC BY 4.0, and videoclips of Pastorius Reservoir.]

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
…………………..

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