Nature Boy

There was a boy
a very strange, enchanted boy
they say he wandered very far
very far
over land and sea.
A little shy
and sad of eye
but very wise was he.

And then one day
a magic day, he passed my way
and while we spoke of many things
fools and kings
this he said to me:

"The greatest thing
you’ll ever learn
is just to love
and be loved
in return."

-Eden Ahbez




























































































Those who say they knew you
offer as proof
an image stunted
by perfection.
Alert for signs of the man
to claim, one must believe
they did not know you at all
nor can remember the small, less popular ironies of the Saint:
that you learned to prefer
all women free
and enjoyed a joke
and loved to laugh.

- Alice Walker



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