Spring Tree Planting in Pyongyang

Spring Tree Planting in Pyongyang*
by C. Charles Bley
Tree plant in the last city 
level people and Friday-labor 
a large number revolutionary 
streets parks and pleasure 

Land high hundred thousand
area over scrupulous effort
saplings time too seething.

*The full article "Spring Tree Planting in Pyongyang" 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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