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You will become stronger

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Read slowly to accompaniment of starting at 40.10, low volume.

You will become stronger
I want to believe her
Water glasses slip

Magic dust in the eyes
Call into action
Most beautiful singer

Passed by the driftwood
Written in gold
The figure closest to him

No bridge can span
Important ritual experience
"Can you see?"

I am left trembling
The soft afternoon
Pulled some muscles

The rubber band snapped
We watched him search
Two-thousand year old newspaper

Scanning the level shore
I leap to my feet
Airforce dropping bombs

The world is silenced
Gathered to chant
Rising twice each night

Abundance of festivals
Offer to teach
Black magic and space travel

A blank spot on the map
Built around the core
Thousands of curious

Who have turned their back
The spiritual wilderness
Notion of resurrection

Weeping and groaning
Unexpected violence
Normal life span

Return from the distant shore
Stood out there on the edge
Was virtually unknown

From all territories
Under the ironing sticks
The cat lay in his lap

The great fifteenth day
Meanwhile on an island
Names I have forgotten

Fine brassbound chests
Hairpins of silver
Their father's father's black cat

I know you well
People looked at one another
She reaches out

It goes like this
In the unlikely event
Altitude of the triangle

Illustrates the extraordinary
The number of grains of sand
As far back as I can remember

Travel around the wheel
Body of knowledge
The whole sense of nature

Kneeling in his field
The self-helper
What is of value?

Deepened my sympathies
One-sided people
Their supreme ability

Make excellent judges
Bolt of lightning
Inwardness and mystery

All poets and mystics
I was riding in the forest
Betraying their perception

Performing some religious dance
Stability of the orbits
Power of numbering

A mutable cloud
He received the story
Put forth his strength

The magnifying power
This is Mr. Snake here
Reflecting emotion and experience

A painter told me
Cry for company
Gallery of sculpture

Finding something valuable
Picked up his dinner bucket
Somebody's footsteps stopped

I want the world to know
The great animation
I am just now beginning

On top of the rock
But also the future
The neighbors used to pray

Waiting for the gods
His own dismemberment
They had us zeroed in

What do you want to do?
The steam whistle, the hum
No bridge can span

Important ritual experience
Poor hungry creatures
Into your medicine bundle

In a poor neighborhood
Relationship with plants
Going out on the street

How far the young have to go
To approach and go in
Their hands take on a wisdom

The sustenance is there
Choose because you must
A series of small acts

An otherwise homey room
Predicaments still to come
Led to my departure

Destined to remain
From seedling to dead leaf
The bond of trust

His attention wavered
They begin to go bad
We're supposed to remember

Absurd mimicry
We try and try
As far back as I can remember

Think about this choice
Be an infinitesimal part
Raised artistically to become

Land with no borders
We have cut our roots
It should be a simple thing

Rectangle-based environment
An inviting enclosure
Roads, paths, boundaries

Low tunnel leading into light
It is over all too quickly
Threw the book across the room

But what newspapers?
He received the story
We're supposed to remember


Books used:

Tales of a Korean Grandmother Carpenter

How the Irish Saved Civilization Cahill

Tales of Wonder Huston Smith

Refuge Terry Tempest Williams

Talk that Talk Ed: Linda Goss

The Writings of Emerson Ed: Brooks Aykinson

A Short Account of the History of Mathematics w.w. Rouse Ball

Sacred Plant Medicine Stephen Harrod Buhner

Places of the Soul Christopher Day

Everyday Tao Deng Ming-Dao

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Gary Lindorff is a poet, writer, blogger and author of several nonfiction books, a collection of poetry, "Children to the Mountain" and a memoir, "Finding Myself in Time: Facing the Music" Over the last few years he has begun calling (more...)

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