Poem for the RAC Summit

by aok

How to Start

from dawn to dusk

from dawn to dusk to now

 

from the get and the go, from the sea to the sea, shining in rags and riches

from the head to the hand to the heart, seat of the sea and the dawn

from the ridiculous to the sublime, the sea of sublime, the get up and go of the ridiculous

get up, get up, all hands on deck, shape up, ship out

from here to there where the sea bottoms out and the heart tops down

and all hands on high and all heads on go

 

from the stem to the stern, get up, get up, all hands on deck, shape up, ship out

all shining sea to sea, all shining and sublime, all choked up, clammed up, eased up

 

get up, all hands and hearts, from the sea to the grave, from the grave to the cradle

get up, get up, from this day forward, from this forward day, step up, stand up

 

from the here, from the now, from the ground all shining, from the heart all shining

from the sea and the dawn and the now, the now, the now

from the ground shining into the here and the now, shining from the ground up.

 

for the Rural Arts and Culture Summit, June 2-4 2015

 

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