centuries later  ©  colin goedecke

centuries later  ©  colin goedecke


Centuries of Winters



Centuries of winters,


centuries of wars,


centuries of civilizations


and conquistadors


have not stopped the tides


from falling, or the moon


from rising; the beating


of birds’ wings


or women’s hearts,


the heat of the day;


the absolute silence


of the stars.




Colin Goedecke

for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics


from the collection The Speed of Sight