National Meeting Marks Anniversary of 1 000-ri Journey for Learning Covered by Kim Il Sung

National Meeting Marks Anniversary of 1 000-ri Journey for Learning Covered by Kim Il Sung*
by C. Charles Bley

place the mark
journey by the Generalissimo
True to an indomitable knowledge

history in misfortune
suffered by the River
for the fields relics and youth

made significant and
peerless It marked his
trace sacred and sure

the battle, the liberation
were deeply
absolutely
immortal

across all the glorious days
steadily forward He called
upon around and honorable

duty fluttering
immortal images
of flags
of the union



*The full article "National Meeting Marks Anniversary of 1 000-ri Journey for Learning Covered by Kim Il Sung" originally appeared 3.20.2013 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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