from Pocket Animals



There are passages where
this universe,

like an ungrammatical
construction, fails

the rules
yet shapes a quirky

beauty, preparing
a new template for life


[Reprinted with the kind permission of the author, from "Pocket Animals" originally published on October 4, 2002 in honor of the poet's 60th birthday. Published by Egress Studio Press. Illustration is not from Pocket Animals but is the sanskrit symbol Om from the book This House is On Fire: the Life of Shri Dhyanyogi as told by Shri Anandi Ma. Go to our homepage, left hand column to learn more about Shri Anandi Ma.]



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James Bertolino, Poet & Planetary Visionary

James Bertolino's poetry has been published in magazines, books, and anthologies internationally for almost 40 years, from "Drool" published in 1968 to his most recent, "Pocket Animals: 60 Poems" published in 2002 by Egress Studio Press. Check out his website to purchase his publications through Egress Studio Pressand for more information and free beautiful poetry greeting cards that you can copy & print directly from his website.