Song by Bill Knott – Compass Songs

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by Bill Knott from ALL MY THOUGHTS ARE THE SAME selected short poems volume one 08_16_07

When my shadow falls off of me
I yell “So long!”
But when I fall off my shadow
It cries “Long so!”
It seems obvious
That one of us
Is either falling wrong
Or calling wrong.

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 Compass Songs is an ongoing series of works by poets that I enjoy. Poetry, as the Zen Masters have said, is like a finger pointing to the moon. It speaks the

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