3 September

Beat the drums slowly, like a wave of pebbles
For the Bearsville medicine woman of Willow
Beat the drums quietly, for the beat poetess of Woodstock
Beat the drums, till the snakes gather round the fire
The witches’ brew fills the air with vapors of lizards
As the guitars play for the freedom of memory
In a trance, shaking shakers, improvising, reading
From Europe to Naropa, from Colorado to El Dorado
The woman-warrior of the Beats, from Napoli to Tripoli
Radical, instinctual, climbing the highest mountains
A Wind has blown out her candles
Disappearing deep in the dark forest
The blossoms remain floating in your garden,
Down the steep slopes into your creek
Sleep Janine, with all the birds exulting at your window
They cannot wake you up anymore, only your memory
Beat the drums till we are out of breath
Janine walks freely through the Eternal city

Valery Oisteanu, born on 3 September 1943, Sun in Virgo, Moon in Libra, American poet.

Jaggi Vasudev (6.10) born in Mysore, Karnataka on Tuesday 3 September 1957, commonly known as Sadhguru, Indian Yogi, Padma Vibhushan mystic, and New York Times bestselling author, founder of the Isha Foundation, a non-profit organization which offers yoga programs around the world.