Lost Unforgettable Seas

Photo of Canada glaciers by Mike Beauregard - https://www.flickr.com/photos/31856336@N03/

I, in the desert, the first of those deserts which will later

engulf the whole earth, gaze westward at Venus, hazily thinking

how, in Time’s future, the people in cities clustering

our dying ice cap

will yearn from a myriad housetops

toward that silver embodiment

of green woods, and the lost, unforgettable seas.

— Loren Eiseley from “Star Cycles,” in All the Night Wings (first published in Southwest Review in 1931) Image credit: Mike Beauregard | Flickr

Book cover: All the Night Wings - Poetry by Loren Eiseley

Originally published at Loren Eiseley Ideas.