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Monday, October 8, 2012

Poetic Response to Sleepwalking Land

October 6, 2012
This is a poem that I wrote in African Literature class, pertaining to the novel 'Sleepwalking Land'. It is about the Civil War that occurred in Mozambique during the 1990s.

War among ashes and dust,
Dirty colors on the wing.
The sky,
An apprenticeship of death.
Our eyes,
Alone of all distances.
A burnt-out pillage,
Shedding its flowers,
On the other side of nowhere.
Contaminated a quiet haven.
A lost vestige,
To an abandoned country.

Megan S., Senior, Oregon


MARY said...

Really captures it~~ Love you, Mom

And I love reading all the blog post! Makes me so excited to travel there and experience it first hand.

shannon o said...