Why Do You Go? (for CM)
Inanna, lord, went all the way there
went all the way there to the hollow place
to the empty hollow of hell she went.
She went with her diadem, scepter and skirt
came back with her diadem, scepter and skirt.
So why did she go, lord, why did Inanna go?
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She said to Grandmother “Help me pack”
said “Help me, I’m going off to New York
going off to Europe to see the world.”
They packed up her diadem, scepter and skirt
tho’ Grandmother wondered, lord, “Why does she go?”
Said “Why do you go? You’ll only come back again.”
Verses, Essays and Recollections
This is a collection of over 75 verses/stories with some notes about how or why they were composed; questions I have pondered or the impressions of wisteria or a falling leaf. They range in length from 3 pages to 13 syllables.
The story begins with a few poems about my great-grandmother Lottie Wheat, my grandparents and my community's experiences in this country. As the material progresses the definition of community broadens to include the natural world, friends and all people, ending with a look at the stars and our essential place in the mix. One theme that repeats is memory, another is the importance of questioning, and another is Love.
Size 6x9, 117 Pages.