NEED TO KNOW

I had to return to the beginning
To find out what I needed to know 
Upstream 
Grabbing weeds and bushes to pull my small craft along

Known places seen in my dreams
Never seen
In my current clothes
One of the things I need to know

What is this language I speak?
Tell me about the seven directions
Taking time to carefully box the compass
The power point

True north
Straight up
The sea is rough
But nothing is more beautiful

OK you have told me much
I now know the beginning and end meet
They are the same
I thank you, but please

There is one more thing I need to know