We Will Hit Target of Grain Production

We Will Hit Target of Grain Production*
by C. Charles Bley

This day
The precious burning
mountain on precious preparations

by the grain
and the immortal
Let us regain recognition!

warm spring season
fertile manures.

will and reality
the area of a year
at any cost.

*The full article "We Will Hit Target of Grain Production" originally appeared 3.5.2013 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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