Poetry

Songs of Displacement

Songs of Displacement

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South North + West (core sample) East 1. A missed childhood in Asia couldn’t be reclaimed The Chinese characters didn’t recognize her adopted name…

A Rose

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How can you run about two minutes after you are born? Be a horse, then you can discover a valley, the taste of a…

Snowbound

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I can’t walk far or drive away. I’m here, deep in snow. Still, I can follow the heart better than on a sunny day….

Tears

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Forty years ago, I wrote I would sooner disgust you than ask for your compassion. My tears are barley water. I give you my…

Notices

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Once an Irishman in his coffin had to be wrapped from foot to chin in English wool, not Irish linen. I saw this notice:…