Summer Poetry 2007

Go, Soul, go! I know
You're nowhere in the whole
Cosmos, though you're also
So close you don't show.

Molecular universes allow
No immaterial presences. So
Let's let there be an impossible
Otherworldly world, a halo

 Blue Lake Girl with Streaming Light
by Jane Sherry

Layer, if you will, where all
Prayer goes. There,
Which is nowhere, let's recall,
You go! You go, Soul!

I know you're not folded in
The pupil in the iris of
An eye, nor in the vessel of
The heart, and not the ventricles

Of brain, the cells of neural
Networks in the skull, the crucial
Marrow in the bones blood
Comes from, not

A feral ally I may have
Met in dream, no winged
Messenger resembling a gull,
Nor eagle, heron, Tinkerbelle-like

Little helper, no
Personal invisible cloud, no
Subtle glow, energy shell or
Untapped power reservoir. Though,

I know you are, and aren't
Knowable. I'll call you
My forever, like the water
Of the river, before

While and after it jostles
The twig jammed in the stones, where
The world-life wears down.
Go,Soul, go, on while I drown!

James BertolinoJames 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 Press and for more information and free beautiful poetry greeting cards that you can copy & print directly from his website. 

Self-portrait a photograph by Jane Sherry.

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