New Poems by Sangharakshita

This section contains recent (1999-2002) poems, not
previously published in any media.


To Michal, with a Photograph

'Have it taken together with birch trees,' you said, referring
To the 'official' photograph that was to be sent to our friends in the Ukraine.
Like the Russians, the Ukranians love the birch tree,
So here am I, leaning against the black and silver trunk
Of the old birch tree on which I looked out from my study window each morning, all those years ago.
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I hope the Poles, too, love the birch tree
And that you will like this photo of your white-haired old friend.