Aboriginal,for initiation,i return to my learning wall
to ask my elders how to live.I ask the mystics first-
Rumi,Kabir,Hafiz,Blake.They delight me with Sufi trickery
Nature next-Li Po,Lao Tzu,Li Bai,Basho,Mary Oliver,Gary Snyder
Then confessionals-Anne Sexton,Erica Jong,D H Lawrence,Bukowski,Olds,Neruda
My Dutch friends include Simon Vinkenoog and Hans Plomp
Europeans? Wislawa Symborska,Czeslaw Milosz!
French?Villon!Other? Fernando Pessoa,Nancy Willard
Naomi Shihab Nye,Dylan Thomas,Carl Sandburg,e e cummings
These call me back time and again to offer more
What matters most is what their lives and lines offer us
Most are gone-the living sing of our times
the rest must last via interpretation /translation
It is love and wisdom their pearl gifting
This is why i give them -right of returning!
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