I wandered around the Earth;
Searching for light in Night’s girth.
I rode on the wind ’til it blew nary more;
In a pursuit of things that true brilliance bore.
I walked ’til my feet turned dust;
Longing for a beauty, just.
I swam through the deepest sea;
Chasing after Wonder’s glee.
Night had long tainted my sight;
So I saw nary but blight.
And, wandering, grew weary,
‘Til I was limp and dreary.
When I found myself ‘neath humble stars of blue;
In dampened caverns they’d sparkled, ever true.
Though small, they shone with valor,
mocking my faithless pallor.
Convicted, I traveled North;
With the Wind bearing me forth.
While, below, Isle changed to Shore;
Youthful Seas turned bitter hoar.
And I was let down ‘pon ice;
Forsook to my own device.
I bemoaned my plight ‘til mine eyes caught this sight:
Hands, unseen, painting colors across the night.
With this Patron at my head, I started ‘new;
And at my feet, before my step, a path grew.
Thusly, for days I went;
‘til my legs were worn and spent.
I trekked to an isle lapsed;
‘pon Aogashima collapsed.
‘Twas there I learned Wisdom’s poise,
Away from all earthly noise.
In peace I swam the oceans,
Free of all null emotions.
Once I had grown exhausted of wanderlust,
‘neath the waves I freely sunk, in faith and trust.
Bubbles flew through dyed light.
And I surrendered my might.
My dreams were of a world, whole;
One only seen in the lull.
‘wakening I knew new height!
This world is one of foresight;
Of formed wonders and unknowns.
An Earth of reverent tones.
A planet and universe most intricate;
A galaxy of the grandest design Witt.
I will walk my days in bliss,
A joy only known through this.
What do you think? You can find my original version, for comparison and discussion, in the post: The Arts; A Journey.
I cleaned up meter and added a traveling “couplet”.