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Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & Owner
Ray Rasmussen, General Editor

Volume 13, Number 3, September 2019
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Kala Ramesh
Prune, India


Lifting the Veil

We are all sleepwalkers. Blind to reality, we need to be awakened so we can see life as it is. The dust that covers our eyes . . . Is it just a thin film? Can one just blow it away? Or must we rise to Buddha-height to wipe it off?

Seeing the saffron-coloured robe worn by yogis, Kabir says, "Hey, yogi, colour your mind first with love."

spring-cleaning
my entire house . . .
I cling
to each minute detail
of my fights and flights

and when I begin
to run in chaotic circles,
unruffled
the wall clock sticks
to its rhythm

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