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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Towards the Splendid City -- 1971 Nobel Lecture by Chilean poet -Pablo Neruda --

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I too "did not learn" to write poetry in MFA courses, and Chile is very like Burma, without the glaciers, but isolated within a pocket of the sea and high (Himalayas) and not so high (the Burmese mountain ranges or yoma -- "spines")mountain ranges.

I left on what turned out to be a one way passport.

But many walked out as Neruda did.

One day I will post my Neruda-inspired poem which was chosen by Ram Deveneni and Marilyn Hacker for a Rattapallax CD.

Blog text copyright Kyi May Kaung.

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As Daw Aung San Suu Kyi proclaimed,

As Daw Aung San Suu Kyi proclaimed,
"Justice is a dream. But it is a dream we are determined to realize."