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Dreaming fishermen - a poem

Written by Ryman Healthcare
on May 08, 2020

Dreaming fishermen


There is no aim in me any more…
Therefore so quiet are my days,
one by one the same and bobbing
like corks of dreaming fishermen,
who forget completely how they come here.


They sit on handrails of a bridge,
surprised by the ease with which
they can balance the emptiness
that always seemed to threaten them
from below their lives.


Their eyes are closed, their lids
are motionless, their faces
are so peaceful and so thin
that the Infinite can surely
walk through them as it may please.


Melbourne, 1985
Written by Josef Tomas, a Ryman resident


Photo by Aziz Acharki on Unsplash

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Ryman was founded in 1984 and has become one of New Zealand’s largest listed companies. The company owns and operates 45 retirement villages in New Zealand and Australia which are home to more than 13,200 residents and the company employs 6,700 team members.

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