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Two Poems

Two Poems D U T U L E whe n i di e tak e my bod y to the sea when I die, take my body to the sea an exile's life must end without a grave buried in a strange land a corpse may not dissolve free the soul to find its way home when I die, take my body to the sea the ebbing tide will carry it away across the ocean to the land of my birth where bamboo hedges remain forever green when I die, take my body to the sea don't close the eyelids yet though, please let me turn one last time towards home who knows, my body might arrive there someday when I die, take my body to the sea don't for a single second pity me so many drowned become food for fish what can one more twisted corpse matter when I die, take my body to the sea send me home to catch sight of my children send me home to see the tears in their eyes-- now sadder than even the darkness of night when I die, take my body to the sea on the way sing me the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Manoa University of Hawai'I Press

Two Poems

Manoa , Volume 14 (1) – Apr 1, 2002

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Abstract

D U T U L E whe n i di e tak e my bod y to the sea when I die, take my body to the sea an exile's life must end without a grave buried in a strange land a corpse may not dissolve free the soul to find its way home when I die, take my body to the sea the ebbing tide will carry it away across the ocean to the land of my birth where bamboo hedges remain forever green when I die, take my body to the sea don't close the eyelids yet though, please let me turn one last time towards home who knows, my body might arrive there someday when I die, take my body to the sea don't for a single second pity me so many drowned become food for fish what can one more twisted corpse matter when I die, take my body to the sea send me home to catch sight of my children send me home to see the tears in their eyes-- now sadder than even the darkness of night when I die, take my body to the sea on the way sing me the

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ManoaUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Apr 1, 2002

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