Salina, Kansas

Some days you think you've found
a center here, the middle of everything
loving and true, especially if you look up
into the sky, wondering what
next. Such an honest place,
a land like no other if only you

keep working, keep weeding, keep
an eye on the weather. What
next? Reseeding? A second planting?
Spinach and kale? Keep your heart open,
an ear to the ground. Listen. If you
sense your own self growing, rejoice.

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Ken Waldman combines original poetry, old-time string-band music, and smart storytelling for a performance uniquely his. Touring since 1995, he's appeared from the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage to the Dodge Poetry Festival to the Woodford Folk Festival (Queensland, Australia). 19 books consist of 16 full-length poetry volumes, a memoir, a creative writing manual, a kids' book. Nine CDs include two for children. In 2022, Cyberwit Press of India will publish his novel, Now Entering Alaska Time.

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