The Poetry Of Tao Writer – Stand Undiminished – The Poem

Tao Writer

Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) Stand Undiminished Taken from my motherland in chainsto travel waters unknown by me,to toil in soil unfamiliar to my hands.Forced to speak a languagewhich does not sing.Exploited, enslaved, whipped and hanged.Defined in a constitutionas three fifths of a man.I stood beside you in battleagainst common foes.I stood before you, in …

The Poetry Of Tao Writer – The Ritual

Tao Writer

Any serious attempt to try to do something worthwhile is ritualistic. — Derek Walcott Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) The Ritual It seemsalmost ritualistic,the way I stepacross the bench,face the sky,squat down,adjust my hips,straighten my back,and breathe deeply.All to just sit—and listento the sea.

The Poetry Of Tao Writer – Say It!

Tao Writer

Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) Sat It! “Say it,”came a voice from everywherewith a body nowhere.“Say what,” I questioned.“Say I am Love,”the voice replied.“I am Love,”I whispered in a thoughtnot moving my lips.“Say it louder!”the voice exclaimed!“I am Love”I spoke in a soundgreater than silencestill less then audible.“Say it as if everycell in your …