New Poetry Winter 2004-05

When fire moves
like a flood and

each smallest breath
is a claim, each sigh

a relinquishing, you ask
what a thousand-year-old Sequoia

has learned of the wind.
What does it desire?

When only the tallest prayers
rise beyond black clouds

blistering the sky, it‚s time
to embrace what burns.

Spirit confirms what matter knows.

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. Read other poems James has kindly allowed us to print at Satya Center in the James Bertolino Archive.

(Photo of Yoni Tree is by Jane Sherry and the photo of James, courtesy of the poet. All poems reprinted here with the kind permission of James Bertolino.)

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