America May Be A Square


America may be a square,

Education may come in a ready-made box,

the value of knowledge may be equal

to the money you spend,

But I Say:

Feed on knowledge

in a basket

wrapped in leaves.


Taste its meaning

in the soft meat

of coconuts

and green velvet Kalo.


Absorb wisdom

in the silence before dawn

in the sound of the sea in the trees,

in the faint pounding of the ocean on the reef.


And above all,

value the telling of mythic stories

leaping, and bounding, and threading

voice, and sound, and blood

spiraling back to the origin of time,

internally, externally, eternally.



Karen K.L. Espaniola April 3, 2012




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