On the road to Essertines, there is no short cut.
The experience is a long, whole and breathless
encounter with nature. Yearning to be at one with the
enchanting country-sides of poetic Confederation Helvetia,
I set out for Essertines; a small village in the Dardagny
Commune of Switzerland's Canton of Geneva. Above of all,
I went in search of her. And discovered that I have been
charmed to entrancement by the nature of her village.
On this stupendous road to Esertines, she became an enigma;
and subsequently bloomed into a Muse. The reality of this
Muse dawned on me when I discovered that within the depths
of my creative being, new forms of poetic expression were
taking shape and breathing.
In the days, weeks and months that followed - between April
1996 and February 1997, poems in this collection were
written by me in response to the awesome creative inspiration
this enigmatic Essertines Muse brought my humble way.
For how long she will remain this Muse, I cannot tell. But
indeed, I have dedicated this collection to her as a soulful,
monumental tribute to all women and men of inspiration and
goodwill; who will, against all odds, continue to love, to
care, to cherish and to conquer evil and fatal forces that
wish to stiffle our humaneness as humankind bound in dignified
brotherhood, peace and loving oneness.
Today, it is a beautiful March afternoon. The sun is brilliant
and warm. From the large window of my home library and study,
I can see Geneva's magnificent country-side greening into
splendid spring near the river Rhone. So, I will be so
grateful if you join me as I step-out for an inspired walk
on the road to Essertines!
13 March, 1997
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