GOODBYE AND WELCOME
"Glad to meet you"
"How do you do" --
All this I hear
Echoing in the cave of social meeting,
And the echo goes on and on
Until it dies in the mountain depths,
Powerless to reflect.
But O World, O Universe,
My journey to the overseas continent needs no copyright,
For it has never been conducted in the same manner.
It is the fresh meeting of man,
The true meeting of living man.
It is the pilgrimage,
The great odyssey which I have never feared,
Since I have not hesitated to flow with the river's current.
With blessings and wisdom I
write this poem,
As I am free once and for all
In the midst of friends who radiate true love.
Love to you all.
16 December 1969
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