Dear Readers, Friends, and Family:
It is not often that one comes before others without any pretensions, decorum or poetic words; with just a message straight from my heart to yours. Some of you might not have known this, or might be surprised to hear it, but for over two years I have been away from my homeland, my kids, my job, and my family and friends there. At first, I have traversed foreign lands here in China. Anyway I am happy to report I will be returning home some time in the next three or four months.
I certainly appreciate every one who has stopped by here on this blog since 2008 from all over the world. (Before this blog I wrote poetry for three years on MySpace and there was quite a few of the same readers who used to visit my poetry there that have come here). I appreciate all the comments, and those that have read my words here, or purchased my books. Thank you so much. While I was gone from home I visited places and abodes of the Goddess in China and elsewhere, (there will be even more More About Goddesses columns about some of those places), I drafted numerous poems here on this blog, and finished five poetry collections, three were published since I have been away from home, and I have had my share of adventures. But to be in a foreign land, is not the heartland of home.
From my heart to yours, I appreciate you all so much, but it is time for this poet to go back home. To my kids, and my family, and my friends back home, I have missed you all so very much. You have no idea. I have daily longed to see the hills of home, and the freedoms my homeland has to offer. But I want to reassure my readers that my poems will continue just as they happened before I ever left home and will keep on happening after I return.
My sense of dedication to my art and poetic word that burns and flows in my heart cannot ever be stopped or silenced. I struggle, arms linked with those that are downtrodden, oppressed, and remain unfree. I long for women to be treated properly all over the world, and for the world to recognize the folly of unbridled patriarchy. I will not stop writing here and in my future collections. But it is time to go home.... and that will be happening very soon. Thank you for your prayers and support which makes it all happen.
Namaste, and bless you so much, THANK YOU SO MUCH, Tim Kavi
Update: Indeed I was able to return home, and this was accomplished on August 30th, 2013. What a happy reunion to see family, kids, and homeland again! Thank you for all the support, prayers, and assistance from everyone who has aided in this big transition. Namaste! T.K