Slower Pace is Needed for Civilization

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Slower Pace is Needed for Civilization. Many philosophers agree on this point. Henry David Thoreau stated: The art of simplification dictates a slow pace. Not frantic activity or restless movement: “Why should we live with such hurry and waste of life?” This he stated in Walden. My inspiration for a slower pace was also in the northeast. It happened on Oquaga Lake in Deposit New York. The result was my my book of poetry, The Oquaga Spirit Speaks. I think of her as a sacred spirit that dwells around the lake. The Indian tribe that once lived  there was called the Lennie Lenape. They were a matriarchal tribe. Women made all  key and important decisions.  When a woman got married, she and her husband lived with the bride’s parents. The poem below was dictated to me by the spirit. While I was hiking around the lake, a man sprinted by me. After this happened, the spirit dictated the poem as fast as I could write it down.

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News is one of the some 100 poems dictated to me on Oquaga Lake. The book is available on DSOworks.com

News

Mercury Hermes ran past
Wearing wing-tipped shoes
I asked him why he hurried?
He said he carried news.

And so it is with man
Who must be in the know.
News must travel quickly
Or in the trash it goes.

He dashes to the station
Where it will be broadcast
At the speed of light
To regions remote and vast.

But I just take my time
Walking down the path,
Hermes carries statistics,
I enjoy nature’s math.

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This is part of the road that circles around Oquaga Lake. Hikers, joggers, sprinters all made the approximately 3 mile trek.

Above is a photo of the road that “Mercury Hermes”(a real runner)  was on when he sprinted  by me. In the picture above, the Oquaga Spirit was also on the same road.  As green as the forest is; that’s how blue the lake is on a sunny day.

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The intense, beautiful blue of spring fed Oquaga Lake

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