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Daniel Grego
Daniel Grego was born in Chicago in 1952. Since 1980, he has worked for TransCenter for Youth, Inc., a nonprofit agency that operates small, innovative high schools in Milwaukee. He became TransCenter's Executive Director in 2002. He is the author of several books of poetry and essays, most recently One Winter Night: Collected Poems 1966-1996, Rock River Reflections, and Schools for Conviviality. His poems and essays have appeared in numerous periodicals and anthologies including Gathering Place of the Waters: Thirty Milwaukee Poets, Everywhere All the Time, Life Learning, You Are Still Being Lied To, Stay Solid: A Radical Handbook for Youth, and A Whole Which is Greater: Why the Wisconsin "Uprising" Failed. Since 1986, he and his wife, Debra Loewen, the founder and Artistic Director of Wild Space Dance Company, have lived on fifty-five acres along the Rock River in Dodge County, Wisconsin.

Water and Light



Daniel Grego
gentle rain
on the leaves
of the box elders

gentle glow
from the fire
in the stove

i am happy

i want nothing
but for others
to know the happiness
of wanting nothing
but the happiness
of others

under the bridge
the steady music
of the river

beyond the clouds
the light music
of stars


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