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June 14, 2017
Like an Old Mexican Woman

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June 11, 2017
The Pressure Is Off

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June 10, 2017
Rumi and Kabir Bowling

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Last year, as I understand it, Rumi was the best selling poet in the United States -- more than 800 years after he was alive. Kabir, too, is still being widely read -- as is Hafiz, Gibran, and a host of other ecstatic poets from times gone by. Many people assume these guys must have been praying, meditating, or fasting all day long. I don't think so. This next poem is an homage to Rumi and Kabir -- my fantasy of how the two of them might have spent an evening, in a bowling alley, knocking back some brewskis, if they were still with us today. PS: For maximum value, read this poem aloud, with some drama in your voice.

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June 09, 2017
Seek the One Beyond the Veil

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June 07, 2017
They Barely Looked

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Where in the World Can I Go?

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NOTE: I found this poem and at least 50 more, in a box in the back of a closet in my house, parked there more than 20 years ago. The poetry? Written at least 40 years ago, gathering dust. But no more...

Heart of the Matter
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June 06, 2017
The Reading

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June 03, 2017
Disguised as Myself

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May 30, 2017
This Perfect Place of Peace

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May 28, 2017
Radiant Being of Light

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May 26, 2017
There Is a Poem

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May 25, 2017
The Fling

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May 24, 2017
I Used to Write Love Poems

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May 21, 2017
Written During a David Sancious Treehouse Concert in His Home

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The hieroglyphic message of this moment can never be translated no matter how hard I try. Or don't. It feels like walking into a room where the most beautiful woman in the world is slowly undressing and, in her own time, glances over her shoulder in my direction, me not having a clue whether or not she is looking at me or simply seeing something far off in the distance. A blue jay? The moon? The wind? There is absolutely no density here, no plan, nothing cut in stone, no ground -- just the perfume of this perfect moment beyond time -- the place where Rumi dwelled... and Mozart... the space between molecules... the pause between breath... where we all exist when there is nowhere else to go. Freedom, my friends! Freedom! Somersaulting into endless space without going anywhere. Kind of like Chuck Berry walking into a guitar store before he ever understood what music was.

David Sancious

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May 20, 2017
Prometheseus Speaks

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May 08, 2017
Find Yourself, Lose Your Self

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May 04, 2017
The Underground of Love

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April 29, 2017
Beneath the Hot Sun

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April 25, 2017
When You Walk Into the Room

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April 22, 2017
The Swing

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