A n n e   W a l d m a n :   K e e p i n g   T h e   W o r l d   S a f e   F o r   P o e t r y

N a p a l m   H e a l t h   S p a :   R e p o r t   2 0 1 5 :   S p e c i a l   E d i t i o n







for Anne Waldman in her 70th year




Poetry will keep the world safe from harm

Poetry will keep the world protected, uninjured


Poetry makes the day safe


Poetry makes the world safe for more poetry


pure fresh

words are born

words coming forth into the light

every morning

at sun rise


sunsets with poetry prayers

sounds out in the dark under star light, moon light


Keep poetry safe and the words of the world safe

for Anne's birthday every year


otherwise she will worry


Let's give her poetry larger than the world


out into  space

outer space

vast space