BATTALIONS OF BUTTERFLIES OF BEAUTY
FLITTERING THROUGH YOUR WINGED DREAMS-
Here comes Hafiz,laughing with Kabir
Where is Mirabai?and Lalla?
There is Michael-Fitzgerald Clarke,listening to Keats again
(Time and distance have no limits and no laws in dreams)
Adrian Mitchell mixes with Amanda Palmer and Kate Tempest
like Catullus and Horace are comparing notes with Francois Villon
Rilke and Rimbaud laugh at gun-running,while New Plaestine
resonates with Naomi Shihab Nye and her beloved father.
Nancy Willard is in there,with Erica Jong and D H Lawrence
Mary Oliver Ruminates among the Wild Geese
And you are so bewildered by this profusion of midnight visitations
You stutter Coleridge and Blake and Wordsworth and Shelley and Zen-
You Can Never Go Back To Sleep Again!