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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Yoel Hoffmann, in his compilation, JAPANESE DEATH POEMS, referred to death poems as the spiritual legacy left by departing poets. What does spiritual legacy mean? For me, spiritual legacy refers to a distillation or summary of what has mattered most in my life. To put it unpoetically in a nutshell, love is the spiritual legacy that I wish to impart. I realize that this is nothing new; many before and still many more after will sound the note of love as the essence of a life well-lived. That's all right; I simply wish to add my voice to the chorus.

daffodils blooming on his grave

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