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Litterateur

           REDEFINING WORLD
           May~light.
           May~shine.
           Maeinschein
           The Germans have a name for it ~
           That green~gold sunlight
           That falls like coins
           Through the young leaves of trees                  MAY
           And the woods in May ~                         SUNSHINE
           That liquid light
           Streaming down upon the siding
           And brick of houses awash
           With pink magnolias,
           Creamy like bars of dove
           Soap ~ and blonde manes
           Of forsythia ~ tulips lit red
           like lanterns from inside ~
           Pines bent and heavy with rain,
           topsy turvy in lakes & streams-

           That once a year effervescent liveliness
           And loveliness elemental to life,
           Emanating from its centre
           Animating spontaneity
           Wu wei
           Vibrant,
           Vital antidote
           To self limiting control
           Of non life~ death-
           Specific names for the nuances
           Of the unloosing of joy
           Of light
           Of life ~







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