by Glenn Currier

Like the sap percolating up
from roots
transforming dormancy
into naive frenzy spring

courage of Odysseus
slashing the surface
of raging oceans
searching for the real

like Cousteau abandoning
safe topwaters
sinking into darkness,
she explores
her foreign lands
to map the Light.


Author's Note: Dedicated to Anne Engelen

Posted on 03/29/2004
Copyright © 2021 Glenn Currier

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Anne Engelen on 03/29/04 at 02:53 AM

Oh Glenn...I'm breathtaken by the beauty of your words. The warmth that they carry straight to my heart. Blessings my friend. You just gave me the most wonderful present! *superhug* I'm so touched. thank you dearly.

Posted by Rula Shin on 03/29/04 at 04:02 AM

Unbelievably beautiful tribute, "sap percolating...transforming dormancy into naive frenzy spring" - oh the word choices amaze me!! You managed to touch upon the brilliance of Anne's essence, "she explores her foreign lands to map the Light" - truly a breathtaking ending...how worthy the endeavor to search "for the real" despite "raging oceans" - a worthy ache it is to pine for truth. This is a SHINING dedication to a SHINING poet.

Posted by Maureen Glaude on 03/29/04 at 08:29 AM

she's our brave pioneer alright! and such a source of light. Kudos to both you, for this, and to Anne, for being herself.

Posted by Ashok Sharda on 03/30/04 at 02:52 AM

A beautiful tribute to a beautiful person.'sinking into darkness, she explores her foreign lands to map the Light.' Nothing can be more accurate than these lines depicting Anne's basic human urge.

Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 03/31/04 at 03:25 AM

The very strong analogies indicate a most wonderful tribute.

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 04/02/04 at 02:13 PM

Great poem and dedication Glenn. As a suggestion though, I'd drop that first stanza; isn't necessary, doesn't jive with the other two, and thus weakens the piece.

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