Spirit of Participants in Jeju Island Uprising Calls for Mass Struggle

Spirit of Participants in Jeju Island Uprising Calls for Mass Struggle*
by C. Charles Bley

since the Island
was a split

for achieving
tried to hold

up a peaceful
morning as

home to people's
different needs

and all over
sea of air

cruelly They, not
uprising

has unchanged. their
shaping way

will build a world
through struggle



*The full article "Spirit of Participants in Jeju Island Uprising Calls for Mass Struggle" originally appeared 4.3.2013 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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