THE GEM 21 APRIL 2016 : There should be those among whom we can sit and weep and still be counted as warriors. Native American. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

I have spent too long

telling the world the world is the world

and poetry is made of language.

Today on the Bedford platform,

I beganthe great poem:

weeping openly on the publictelephone—

the way some were staring

as they swirled past, the way someweren’t—yes:

it was truthat last.—Jan Zwicky

Source: There should be those among whom we can sit and weep and still be counted as warriors. Native American. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

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