Barry Wallenstein

PRAYER

Nature out there—great fire breather

mother of the toad and the gorgeous hunk

 

lead and gold and all that glows;

 

stirrer of storms, floodtide, lava flow—

please out there

 

don't take away my stumbling block;

leave my stumbling block alone

and if there's a storm, let it come down!

With Bill Chelf At the Great Hall, Cooper Union - 1979

With Massimo Cavilli at Madeira, Portugal - 2012