The Beginning of…

a poem by Jan Oskar Hansen

In my lover’s depth, overshadowed
By Atlantic swell.

Jade trickled down her face, a ruby
Raft of soft lips I kissed.

Drowned in her embrace, till shafts
Of light awoke the night sky.

A sigh as the sea released me to be
A mountain range petrified by time.

I’m a rock, but my soul flies on wings
Of hope to the land promised me.

Where shackles of the past do not
Apply and the future is today.