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