It is not my place to regret
the turning of the earth
upon its axis, nor to mourn
the passing of the year,
the starlight winked and blinked
across the empty spaces,
fallen, finally, at our feet,
and gone.
It is not for me to grieve
that which is undone,
nor that which cannot be
undone, while
the world hurries heedless
past the sun.

About Rosalind C Hughes

Rosalind C Hughes is a priest and author living near the shores of Lake Erie. After growing up in England and Wales, and living briefly in Singapore, she is now settled in Ohio. She serves an Episcopal church just outside Cleveland. Rosalind is the author of A Family Like Mine: Biblical Stories of Love, Loss, and Longing , and Whom Shall I Fear? Urgent Questions for Christians in an Age of Violence, both from Upper Room Books. She loves the lake, misses the ocean, and is finally coming to terms with snow.
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