Karl Constantine FOLKES

A Lowly Turtle Full of Grace

Retired educator of Jamaican ancestry with a lifelong interest in composing poetry dealing particularly with the metaphysics of self-reflection; completed a dissertation in Children’s Literature in 1995 at New York University entitled: An Analysis of Wilhelm Grimm’s “Dear Mili” Employing Von Franzi…

As above so below.
Universal energy in flow.
As without so within.
The feminine and the masculine.
In fertile balance of the sphere.

Embraced by ancient hands that bear.
Humanity, while for its shell, a shield.
A mighty tortoise shell to wield.
Protector of our world in space.
This lowly turtle full of Grace.

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