Three Poems by Lew Welch
Never ask Why What,
Always ask What’s What.
Observe, connect, and do.
The great Winemaster is almost a
a magician to the bulk of his Tribe,
to his peers he is only accurate.
“He knows the grape so well,” they say,
“he turned into a vine.”
2-College Graduation Address
(1) Freak out.
(2) Come back.
(3) Bandage the wounded and feed
……however many you can.
(4) Never cheat.
Shall be violated!
from Ring of Bone, Lew Welch Collected Poems, 1950-1971
Grey Fox Press, 1979