To Dr. Albert Hofmann
In Celebration of your 100th Birthday

Precocious Child

You do not know me
But then again, You do…
For we have both 
Danced in the meadow  
With your precocious child 
And seen  
The Light 
And heard 
The Sound 
And felt 
The Depth 

Blake Xolton

Copyright ©2005 Blake Xolton


This poem was passed along to Dr. Hoffman at his 100th birthday celebration in Basel, Switzerland by my dear friend John Halpren. These few words cannot begin to express the deep respect, gratitude and affection I have for Albert Hofmann. This is the most personally rewarding and strangely humbling experience I have had as a songster/poet and psychonaut.