Floral Tribute Paid to Martyrs

Floral Tribute Paid to Martyrs*
by C. Charles Bley

statues of monuments
of cemeteries and graves

across-laying bodies
and people of life

and the name of bodies
flowers also fallen

the moment's silence
in memory

*The full article "Floral Tribute Paid to Martyrs" originally appeared 4.27.2013 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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