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poem for 60th japanese birthday

updated mon 30 sep 96


Duane Kimball on sat 31 aug 96

as you may know, the asian astrological calendar is lunar (vs western
solar). the 12 animals in the yearly cycle are part of this cosmology, as
are the five elements (fire, earth, metal, water, wood). 12 (animals) x 5
(elements) = 60, a very auspicious birthday, indeed. let me offer:

cycle again beginning to end -
long life and great joy are your allies, my friend.

kik in nh, usa, who is about to return to the maine college of art as a
ceramics major

Kathryn Whipple on tue 3 sep 96

I don't have the poem to hand right now but there is a beautiful one in
The_Book_of_Kabir, translated by Robert Bly, that starts out:

In this clay pot are pine forests, and the Maker of pine forests...
My favorite clay poem.
Kathy Whipple
Still watching the studio go up, board by board....