Monday, 15 August 2011
Blessed are those who don’t even want to begin,
preferring the sunbeam surface to the dark
uncharted oceans below.
Blessed are those who dive in anyway,
anyhow, who know how to equip themselves
with oxygen, a diving-suit, lights, a lifeline.
Blessed are those who’ve plumbed the depths
many times, the underwater cartographers
who are never complacent.
Blessed are those who risk all, plunging
to the ocean floor, living at the breathless
edge between death and adventure.
And blessed are those who return with news
of coral pink cities and creamy white
pearls beyond price.