Dear Friends,On the 1 year anniversary of Michael’s death I would like to share with you a poem I co-wrote with him entitled “Planet Earth” which was published in his book “Dancing the Dream.” This poem is particularly prescient given the destruction of the eco-system.Love,Deepak 2010-06-24-dancingdreamMJc.jpgPlanet Earth, my home, my placeA capricious anomaly in the sea of spacePlanet Earth, are you justFloating by, a cloud of dustA minor globe about to bustA piece of metal bound to rustA speck of matter in a mindless voidA lonely spaceship, a large asteroid Cold as a rock without a hueHeld together with a bit of glueSomething tells me this isn’t trueYou are my sweetheart, soft and blueDo you care, have you a partIn the deepest emotions of my own heartTender with breezes, caressing and wholeAlive with music, haunting my soul. In my veins I’ve felt the mysteryOf corridors of time, books of historyLife songs of ages throbbing in my bloodHave danced the rhythm of the tide and floodYour misty clouds, your electric storm Were turbulent tempests in my own formI’ve licked the salt, the bitter, the sweetOf every encounter, of passion, of heatYour riotous color, your fragrance, your tasteHave thrilled my senses beyond all hasteIn your beauty I’ve known the howOf timeless bliss, this moment of now. Planet Earth, are you justFloating by, a cloud of dustA minor globe about to bustA piece of metal bound to rustA speck of matter in a mindless voidA lonely spaceship, a large asteroid Cold as a rock without a hueHeld together with a bit of glueSomething tells me this isn’t trueYou are my sweetheart, gentle and blueDo you care, have you a partIn the deepest emotions of my own heartTender with breezes, caressing and wholeAlive with music, haunting my soul. Planet Earth, gentle and blueWith all my heart, I love you.

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