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.