Letters between Sailor and School Girl

Letters between Sailor and School Girl*
by C. Charles Bley

i.
in My glad swaying
the picture
your presence

aboard it I find
that I miss you

ii.
twice around We
the verses Charming
great wonderful you

a chance above
the red of it

iii.
not to be held
that heaviest tallest
our dream Dear

sea I grow
I too, her



*The full article "Letters between Sailor and School Girl" originally appeared 3.14.2013 on the website Rodong Sinmun. Title of article and name of publication are used here without permission. This project, 소거법 (Elimination), is defined by the application of poetic erasure to text from North Korean government "news sources" - with whose worldview the resulting poems are intended to clash, in their own small way.
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