I Say All Sisters, Brothers

Please let stand music Stratus

Let me sing in every ear

More my lessons of read and write

More great digging into math: I don’t

Understand trees, clouds, wonderment

Except in God, Jesus, Zazen,

Remember all not ember, into spaces

Cut beyond black what’s there

No harsh without air, pockets

Space travel, all our earth, war

Disease, freedom less, now lessons

Of our growing God is really

All of science, our miracles

Worked through All, or all, we

Bring water, deep wells in spite

Of sulfur, acid rain, we decision

WE listen for others of our kind

With radio signals, giant telascopes

In South America, we bolt ourselves

Discovered planets like out earth

Digital not less, our cameras

Trained on shadows

of great stars

Orion seems alive, nebula sings

Someday realize we are not alone

Sisters free of sexual chains,

Brothers free to love instead

It’s being, don’t you see,

Our own love rescue, decisions

More than we can be,

More than we can see.

C 2018 Charles Taylor

 

Published by elgwyn

I was a University and community college instructor before retiring. I also worked in fast food restaurants, and retail stores. I am an ordinary man writing for because I want to write and because my education prepared me to write; BA English lit, MA English, EdS higher education, and MFA creative writing, free verse poetry and essays. Blogs are an answer to high-priced self-publishing. Walt Whitman had to self-publish his first 1000 copies of the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass because in 1855 poetry did not sell. Most poets make a living in other ways than writing. Wallace Stevens was an insurance executive, and TS Eliot was a banker. Many writers teach, and always there have been writers who have written because they needed to express their thoughts and feelings. They wrote not necessarily to make money but to express "the old universal truths of the human heart" according to Faulkner. Here I reach a wider audience I missed than by self-publishing, and I stand a better chance to reach a wider audience for less expense than self-publishing. I self-published my first books, Winter from Spring, and Meditations on Gratitude; poetry and photo books which were easier to self-publish than to seek a not to seek a publisher company. This blog allows me to write for an interested audience because I write poetry and personal essays. I write for a friendly audience and present to you a slice of my writing. Perhaps you will enjoy what you read.

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