Utcoozhoo Says HL001

Utcoozhoo Says HL001 (Draft 5)

Give me a place
to stand with love to
peddle compassion, yes

give me the world’s bouquet
and hard hearts to stand in too.

Just these and I’ll
beat the stale hatred
into the lungs of Love, just

come down from thin airs
to see if mountains can wait
when the valley is sanguine.

If you give me standing in you to
untangle the tango, I’ll

dance with you
until the flowers
all clap their red petals

— Douglas Gilbert

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2 thoughts on “Utcoozhoo Says HL001

  1. This is lovely. It’s important to stand with love and peddle compassion…there doesn’t seem to be enough of that these days. I like the world’s bouquets, I hear flowers can soften even the hardest of hearts. And I also love untangle the tango, sometimes the dance of love does seem tangled up; perhaps dancing more and sweet words will help straighten things out.

    1. Thanks. In the character of Utcoozhoo I was trying to come up with something like the Greek philosopher(Archimedes?) who said, “Give me a lever and a place to stand and I’ll move the world(Earth?).” He was thinking of a giant see-saw with a very long side but there was no place to put the center.

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