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Contributor Series 6: A Currency of Words, Phases

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Contributor Series 6: A Currency of Words
By Guy “Dhyan” Traiber

I searched for G-D
in the synagogue; parchments and swaying men.

I searched for G-D
by the riverbank; naked
men dipping and spraying.

On the high mountains I
found one fat man
and a guru with an airplane.

I searched for G-D
in the lowest place on earth;
Stain of light between tired coals.

I searched for G-D
on the bookshelves, upper row;
Buddha, Descartes, and the Book of Nothing
the Bible, the Qur’an, the Bible Two.

I moved them all one shelf down
and placed instead books of literature:
Alterman, Cohen, Borland
and an anthology of red poetry.

I open a new notebook 
first line
I am searching for god in the words.

Guy “Dhyan” Traiber’s poem Troubles appeared at vox poetica in June 2010.

2 Responses to “Contributor Series 6: A Currency of Words, Phases”

  1. Val says:

    Dhyan’s poetry is always spiritually probing and original. His words tip toe through your thinking, leaving tiny ideas for you to discover later.

  2. omar says:

    really great. i am happy to hear a new voice rising, celebrating the wisdom of humanism. especially coming from someone who has studied the great religions and still has regard for them.

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