Selections from “The Xyiwa Poets” by Douglas Gilbert, “Sauntering”

This is a selection from the “FREE-VERSE POETRY by Douglas Gilbert” Blog ( https://mojoepoe.wordpress.com ). The site also contains “The blog of the caveman” … Douglas Gilbert lived most of his life in a cave, except for a brief period of time in the 1960’s when his spiritual leader and guru, Utcoozhoo, made him join the Xyiwa Poets to provide them with disinformation, because they were in danger of finding one of the secret entrances to the sacred ancient caves. The Xyiwa Poets were a naïve bunch of hippies led by Ziohat who drilled into a rock formation just above

Sauntering

Snow walk
branching reverie
missing her

She dazes my daydream
suffuses the day

Snow overall to crunch
will not defeat

Her tickle thoughts
laugh me
warm walking
a leaf
a scarf

An inner sky
blue calm.

I’m coming.

Soon a touch
being her
will giggle me all over

A bird is amused,
chirps

I sing,
flying home

—Douglas Gilbert

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Douglas Gilbert lived most of his life in a cave, except for a brief period of time in the 1960’s when his spiritual leader and guru, Utcoozhoo, made him join the Xyiwa Poets to provide them with disinformation, because they were in danger of finding one of the secret entrances to the sacred ancient caves. The Xyiwa Poets were a naïve bunch of hippies led by Ziohat who drilled into a rock formation just above the holy chambers so they could have a cave to party in. Ironically, though not in the original founding group, Doug has become the last of the Xyiwa poets. Most of Doug’s poems have been preserved, but just a few of the others’ poems remain.

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