Song of the Blessed One: The Bhagavad-Gita, Canto 11: (16) Restored
the question is if You can the question is when and where you can THE QUESTION IS IF YOU HAVE now myself in a god and a god in myself and a god in every other self family savage children snuffling dog ephemeral April whiteviolettissue NOW I SEE the same cosmos without a place for me is inside me and where I must live THERE IS A WAY I CAN SEE IT AS GENTLE hardest of all things to see AND ESCAPES hardest not to forget AND ESCAPES when I kill my cousins am I to remember WHEN I KILL MY TEACHERWhen I kill the gentlest king of all WHERE PLEASE IS YOUR GENTLE FORM yet here it is WHEREVER HERE IS AND I CANNOT FORGET THAT YOU WILL NOT ANSWER
John Timpane is the Media Editor/Writer for The Philadelphia Inquirer. His work has appeared in Sequoia, The Fox Chase Review, Cleaver, Apiary, Painted Bride Quarterly, The Philadelphia Review of Books, The Rathalla Review, Per Contra, Vocabula Review, and elsewhere. Books include (with Nancy H. Packer) Writing Worth Reading (NY: St. Martin, 1994), It Could Be Verse (Berkeley, Calif.: Ten Speed, 1995), (with Maureen Watts and the Poetry Center of Cal State San Francisco) Poetry for Dummies, and (with Roland Reisley) Usonia, N.Y.: Building a Community with Frank Lloyd Wright (NY: Princeton Architectural Press, 2000), plus a poetry chapbook, Burning Bush (Ontario, Canada: Judith Fitzgerald/Cranberry Tree, 2011). His e-mail band, Car Radio Dog, has just released its second CD, Back to the Bone. He is spouse to Maria-Christina Keller, and they are parents of Pilar and Conor.