Children's Camp

Children's Camp*
by C. Charles Bley

at the camp They look thick and great
at the camp Turning to love

children, laughter went into Each blade
after all the fresh water walked along

a paved hilltop down whole
a picture left growing warm



*The full article "Children's Camp" originally appeared 6.5.2013 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. 자유 행동