There is no end and no beginning.
Always this thought had troubled me
when I found myself in a new season
watching the turning sea and leaves
as I turned through years and vanished dreams,
finding no end and no beginning.
I thought this watching you that morning
you spoke of finding peace: what peace
would I find myself in this new season?
Nothing can come from such brief meeting;
I took no thought to watch surfs break free,
expecting no end and no beginning,
but to my surprise I find myself singing
old songs to you as I walk by the sea,
finding myself in this new season.
You taught me what I knew of teaching,
there will be time to learn new dreams.
I find myself in a new season,
there is no end and no beginning.