Friday, May 2, 2014

Politics/Poetics of Re-Homing, XXVIII

swaying in dreams
Abandon your mother tongue,
all who enter here ...

midway through life I'm stuck
in a world of one color

Atlas Poetica, 15, July 2013

Note:You can read its preceding tanka or the whole sequence here.

1 comment:

  1. My tanka alludes to the following lines from Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy:

    “Midway upon the journey of our life, I found myself within a forest dark, for the straightforward pathway had been lost....Abandon all hope, you who enter here."