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Three Poems

Three Poems D O K H . poe tr y m ani fes to f or th e new mil len ni um Write poems always the martial arts for adventurers Ossein, pills, and powder--hereditary family power Poems especially to cure leprosy Diabetes and bloody urination v.d. Skin diseases, irregular menstruation Poems to beautify what's ugly Poems to clean what's grimy Poems to bring sight to the sightless Now and a thousand years to come. main stre et r evis it ed Our parents and grandparents, directors of the stage They play their trumpets and drums a bit poorly That's to say it kindly Before we can learn the four directions and how to count They carry us on their backs south of the seventeenth parallel Raise us up on sun-soaked boulevards Under the shadows of ramrod-straight flaming trees They, the directors of the stage Of half of what no one could seriously call a country They left behind the coins in their pockets Boarded the helicopters that landed on the roofs Steered their boats to the high sea Now occasionally we return Sing karaoke with girls half our age Songs that our parents and grandparents, directors of the stage, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Manoa University of Hawai'I Press

Three Poems

Manoa , Volume 14 (1) – Apr 1, 2002

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D O K H . poe tr y m ani fes to f or th e new mil len ni um Write poems always the martial arts for adventurers Ossein, pills, and powder--hereditary family power Poems especially to cure leprosy Diabetes and bloody urination v.d. Skin diseases, irregular menstruation Poems to beautify what's ugly Poems to clean what's grimy Poems to bring sight to the sightless Now and a thousand years to come. main stre et r evis it ed Our parents and grandparents, directors of the stage They play their trumpets and drums a bit poorly That's to say it kindly Before we can learn the four directions and how to count They carry us on their backs south of the seventeenth parallel Raise us up on sun-soaked boulevards Under the shadows of ramrod-straight flaming trees They, the directors of the stage Of half of what no one could seriously call a country They left behind the coins in their pockets Boarded the helicopters that landed on the roofs Steered their boats to the high sea Now occasionally we return Sing karaoke with girls half our age Songs that our parents and grandparents, directors of the stage,

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Published: Apr 1, 2002

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