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Love Fragment


yass, I prayed & willed you know our bold magic

strokes of Dharma one with this body magic

more than sparkling

sweeter than the Divine

more pleasing than sweet

I desired metaphors for existence

to dance the purpose

the fecund philosophy of wonder

& ramble & gamble & just plain amble

permeating the fabric of our efforts

the triumph of total compassion

to untold imagery & beauty

worthy of the big bang energens

ignited by might mind

all mighty mind

incarnated by your admittance

& courage adhering bestowal

of reciprocated desire

brighter than the sun

sweeter than the day

more precious than all I have

when you’re away


I devoted it to flower like Botticelli’s

& the Great Unknowns

over the cherished manicured rocks of the ages

I wanted to leave something that would endure

without sensorial sartorial manifest

without north south east or west

some conception so beautiful

& heartfelt forever honest

living in air

ordinaries of all orders

breathe & suffer

& they would smile

& know we lived & that

when I was I

I knew my love for you

was the Dharma

and the path to the maitreya flowers

inside the rain

no longer without you

a slave of this pain

no longer without you

You who are more to me than anything

I can do or say

more precious than all I have

when you are away



Oakland 1993



[Originally published in NHS 1997, http://www.poetspath.com/napalm/nhs97/index.html#47.]