Saturday, May 5, 2012

Something I liked: METAMORPHOSIS

a stranger is taking off your clothes layer by layer,
           seating you in front of the mirror and tempting you
           to ask, “whose body am I wearing right now?”
a stranger is quietly writing down your life story, reflecting
           on your birthdate, making up the story of the reason
           of your death –
a stranger is quietly turning into yourself
by Indonesian poet Sapardi Dyoko Damono; original can be found on Poetry International.
I've been reading his poems and they contain this sense of self and not-self, and masks, and the mind's ability to inhabit different places, and yet also to lose ourselves in the process. I also like his IMAGINE IF and QUATRAINS.

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