since fortune provided for courage and
a self-reliant pivot We look deep
memory might mind this powerful strength
to the staged and intensified future
we would resolutely smashing make a
structure of ideas armed with mighty
live and the spirit shines its wild advance
saying and doing all it wants opens
up bright future forever all around.
*The full article "Talented Foresight, Great Fruition" originally appeared 4.9.2013 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.