Tara of the North


This sound:

is a question and a mantra.

a space

a hesitation

an opening

and it waits for me.


It waits for me to fill it up

even as it fills me.


This filling is expansion and movement

an action

with purpose and force

and I embrace it

I embrace it even as I separate myself from this signal

which hums in silence


I am a passenger

a wanderer

a listener

and a student.


I coast the green mountains

and dry flat riverbeds

and receive a hum which passes through me.


North is obviously everywhere.


C. Kaup 5/30/93


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