Isolated from society,
I sit on a craggy cliff
with the soothing lull of the sea under me,
silently gazing at the night sky in awe.
In this eerie solitude,
I seek the glittering stars
congregating in the dark azure sky.
I stare astounded as I see them, brightly scintillating.
As I look at them, scattered across the sky
like little daisies dotting the grassland,
I long to pluck them.
A sudden howl resonates in the air
as the wind gusts across the landscape
and grey clouds scud across the darkened sky.
Looking down at the sudden tempestuous sea under my dangling legs,
I listen to the cadence of the waves singing songs
as they collide with the rocky cliffside.
Then, amidst this anarchy,
a sudden and restless desire stirs inside me.
If only I could seize a dory with its oars
and let it go into the roaring sea
to see it capsize and silently sink.
I close my eyes.
In this chaos I dream that,
in the darkest and coldest nights,
when the sea is totally still,
you can see
the seemingly unending sea coalesce with the eternal sky.
And you can stare in delight as you see
the countless stars that are cradled in the night sky
reflect onto the silent sea like dazzling diamonds.