Popular Sentiment Is Will of Heaven

Popular Sentiment Is Will of Heaven*
by C. Charles Bley

years ago raised
thrown into confusion
problems people problems

pleased about a good thing
kindly entirely and difficult
life between the masses

getting closer there
looked up at Heaven
the most important

to trust A party
loved victorious
without knowing

twists Our treasure
an ear and more
the deeper mind
the duty assigned

*The full article "Popular Sentiment Is Will of Heaven" originally appeared 2.28.2013 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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