Tribute to JC Todd C-poem


Twelve questions - that is, your conversation with the spirits of Jefferson and Humboldt and with an elfin spirit

Haunt of the Spirit of Jefferson at the Gates of
Warren Wilson College in 1990

Jefferson's Spirit (JS) What is the water in Swannanoa River?
Lady Todd (LT) Amazingly beautiful.
JS And what is the city with the university?
LT Melacholy and cute.
JS And your classes at the university?
LTRomantic, such the smell of an acacia flower.
JS Does your poetry love the beings of this earth?
LT Like an enchanted angel.
JS Did you leave your dreams in Asheville?
LT What happened in the night of the comet.

Haunt of the Spirit of Humboldt at the Gates of
Humboldt Uni Berlin at Your writer-in-residence in 2016

Humboldt's Spirit (HS) What is the water in River Spree?
Lady Todd (LT) Refreshing like a sip of marvelous ambrosia.
HS And what is the city with the university?
LT Charming as a breeze from the moons.
HS And the university?
LT Totally dreamy as an eternal winged dreamer.
HS Does your poetry love the beings of this earth?
LT Yes with a bit of melancholy.
HS Did you leave your dreams in Berlin?
LT Yes having drunk the ambrosia from an ewer.

Haunt of the elfin spirit in 2019
elfin spirit (es) What can You do with Your most marvellous poems?
Lady Todd (LT). I will probably dream with them for eternity.

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