The Vagabond Poet

Aquarius 1997 on his X birthday

Ann Cohen Illustration copyrightedHere he is
back from Baja.
On his way to Denmark
the phantom Vagabond poet.
He is welcome everywhere -
72 invitations to stay
in Scandinavia,
a cabin offered in Menocino.
Performing his magic act -
at this very moment on stage
for his last appearance in America.
His poems flow around the world.
Watch out melancholy Danes,
here he comes for dinner
with his laundry,
tossing Caesar Salad,
with his videos, poems and tales.
The Vagabond Poet leaps
across borders and continents.

©Allen CohenAll rights reserved.
©Illustration by Ann Cohen

This poem is included in Allen Cohen's newest book, "Like A Radiant Dove".