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When at the edge by Edith Shiffert
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When at the edge

by Edith Shiffert

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Dedicated to Taeko Takaori (1910-1988), poet and friend
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When on the edge of ripened fields of rice, first the red lily, then later blue gentian, I too find land full; like dragonflies and crickets go unprotesting into the coming winter.
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Wearing blue robes and perched upon their hand-drums as though they were horses, some sorcerers of old Tibet could ride though the sky without metals, without mechanics, without gasses.
A choice of phenomena comes to consciousness every new morning.
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"Shiffert's poetry possesses a graciousness which comes from a reverence for life and gratitude for being."--Kenneth Rexroth

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