Friday, April 25, 2014


        The time’s now coming soon when I can turn
        My full attention to some projects which,
        More than my ordinary work, I yearn
        To do, to satisfy a deeper itch.

        While teaching is engaging and a joy
        Much of the time, grading is a bitch—
        But on sabbatical I can deploy
        My thought and energy on things more rich.

        I see no higher aim than to create,
        Which I intend to do: not only verse
        But a new culture we can celebrate—
        A Global Wisdom Culture to disperse

             The sundry evils of modernity,
             Rising at last to our maturity.