Umi

Ishmael Street – a friend and poet in Allentown, Pa shared this work with me. I feel that with Earth Day right around the corner, his timing is so very appropriate. Ishmael has an uncanny sense of timing–he shares the right poem to the right people at the right time. Or perhaps his poems are like the threads of our culture that we can pick them up and wear them like radiant garments. 

In Japanese UMI means Ocean

Drowning myself in the mystery of the ocean.

Magnetizing by the waves currents..

Inhaling the ocean perfume.

Drenching in the depth of the ocean precious

Nutrients and jewels.

Craving its roughness

Needing its salinity

Wanting its purity

Enamoring by the beauty of its tide and

Nakedness which illuminates and arouse

The sky.

To read more by Ishmael his poems can be found here – http://thelovejonesexperience.com/Poetic_Libations.html

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