……..Poetry, like all artistic expression, is given birth in  a particular milieu; it is grounded

in a specific time and place.  In that sense it is organic, growing from the cultural soil

that nurtured it.  While the first appearance of such a work is the freshest incarnation,

in time the forces of the future converge to create an evolving context and, at

times, a new relevance.  This root, this driving dynamic force of nature directed from the

soul of the artist is exposed and rushes for the light, simulating a living thing.  It lives

by inhabiting the living, and like all living things, it ages.

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Life’s raw root

That once seen

   Often fades in brilliance 


Being born

And of nature

It ages with patina

The applique

 Of time’s dominion

Ever poised to recapture

The probing infant’s eye