Louise Landes Levi
O Rain/ O Rain,
Flowers, Fruit, Fern
Whatever Whatever Whatever
I offer you Lord
Adapted from the love poems of MIRABAI, 1498-1550, No. India.
Ghirdhara, lit. 'who held the mountain', a reference to Krishna.
FERNS/ the deer/ so 'slowly',
elegantly/ leaving traces
you, takes you in his
arms/ he says "don't fool yr.self,
yr. lying, in my arms"/&
if, to annihilate, &
who was/ the subject (of
the fantasy)/ was it you, was it
me/ & were we, those dancers on the
the fragments, of, antiquity/ purity of the archtype /
SPACE, the allegory, did you really hate/ the 'sons' of David?
SIAMO UGUALI/ I once wrote
on the walls of the S-
Bahn, in Ottobrun
Else Lasker-Schuler, German poet, 1876-1945. Fled Germany & from Zurich went to Jerusalem where she died, homeless &am p; alone. Collaborated with the painter Frans Marc but more than 3/4 of this work was destroyed by the Nazis. Living Theatre production of "Ich und Ich" ("I and I", transl. J. Malina) NYC,1992
to be a yogini, I ate
cried the entire night.
ON THE DESERTED ROAD
road to Merigar, sure
I'm somehow misguided, in
my timings, an encounter w. a stranger
who says, 'how nice to meet a poet
suddenly, 'beyond mind', I see, the mountains, &
the wonderful panorama/ the space