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   . . A poem a day
   31 August 1999
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THE DANCE OF THE INHABITANTS
OF THE PALACE OF PEACE

An homage to John Fahey


 
Crippled by violence in a crippling land
We dance in search of self-governance.

"No more loneliness" we pray
While gathering tokens against loneliness.

"No more tokens" you say
With your music cascading over us.

What bliss! Our fearless embrace
Deep inside the forest's darkness.

The return of injured refugees
Healed in the mountain's privacy,

Will fill our fields and streets
With rapture and with peace.

- Matt. Meyers

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