‘Poetry as Insurgent Art’


A River Still To Be Found-

                               Stoned &

singing Indian scat

                              with Ravi Shankar

                              (as if we knew him)

his sitar like a boat

                        by the ‘river of life’

    that flows on & on

                                     into ‘eternity’

Time itself a boat

                              upon that river

Slow distant figures

                                drawing barges

along those banks

                               the small drum a pulse

                       beating slow

                                    under the skin

And our bodies

                              still in time-


dreamt eternal

                              by the Ganges

                                            a river

                                   still to be found

                                     in the interior

                                       of America

~ by shantam on October 13, 2007.

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