Entry - MAG Poetry Prize 2011

All The Days

by Matthew Patterson

I've followed you through lonely seasons 
Matching always your step of shadow
My hands passing through the places 
Where your hands passed 
In time with your moments 
That I lose myself in 
The silence of an ocean crossed at night
The depth and the longing 
And the things beyond them
Beyond time or desire, beyond distance or darkness
The star of home
Coming at last our promised day
Our arrival
Watching the sun burn off the morning fog 
Two figures alone on another shore 

Added: 28.03.2011

Judges' comments on this poem


"Sun burn off the morning fog..." Great imagery.


Very mysterious.