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ODE TO KENT STATE
May 4, 1970

they came after him with guns and he stuck a flower in their nozzle
they they burned down his house and a friend gave him shelter
when they poisoned him to look like it was a heart attack
the last sentence he wrote was:
"don't forget to water the jasmine"








ACORN

who knows
the pain of acorn
become oak the time
the trunk the roots
pacing its growth
both width and height
leaves air borne, birds to
nest, roots sipping rain drops
and water, to spread, then fork
then spread -- rejoicing
this miracle of rebirth
brown leaves clinging thru
winter until spring when new
ones burst forth the old
knowing release
and the
poet
paints
truth
music
words
with ink
honor and integrity.

                
 
THE MEDICINE OF YELLOW HORSE

now that i have walked
those sacred Black Hills
black words & black thoughts
no longer flow through my brain
     unrecognized
catching them in their formation
i run in all determination
to denature them i run
from habitual joining in
with others it is too easy
drawing into the whirlpool
dark & dank would hide me
from the sun who brights my eyes
in our undoing of ancient ties
i root myself to Mother & becoming
all that nurtures life & heals
in mists of fog remembered
Yellow Horse
in his repeating way,
"I am only a human being,"
like buffalo, head bowed,
and in humble dignity,
"There are only two roads;
the material road
which is not happiness,
and the un-material road
     which is..."
 
 
 
 
 

 



















Thank you for your visit to Kent State. Take the Artvilla tour Bus to surfing for fun:
Gallery Nine
impressionism painting
After Lunch Poem
Gallery Seven
I Am a Window Poem
I Can See It In Your Eyes Poem
Modern Artist David Michael Jackson
Rocket Painting
FATE SPINNER
Abstract Dancing Shape Painting
Gallery Eight
Abstract Fine Art
Famous Internet Cat 3
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William L. Barton IV
Golden Years Poem
Concrete Poem by Geer Austin
AMJAZ Instrumentals
Elisha Porat Story -- Dozen Baskets of Sand
Winter Storm Poem


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