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Aung San Suu Kyi

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There is a clarity, a grace, that proves

there are no lies to frame her symmetry.

Outside the guards, pristine in uniform,

perspire with orders not to hear. All know

her voice seduces the clouds to rain.

 

‘It is fear that corrupts,’ she smiles

 

through her eyes I hear the blue

blush of waves breaking along the shore,

the guards running, laughing...waving goodbye to the sea.

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tonyv

What a well-crafted poem, Badge. I love your incorporation of the Blake allusion; it's fitting, considering the setting.

 

I also read a little about the subject. It seems she's a political prisoner.

 

But the poem ... I read it over and over. I think it's perfect.

 

Tony


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rumisong

I remember a GREAT scene in the movie "Beyond Rangoon", (the movie I thought was good, but this scene was great) that featured a character of Aung San Suu Kyi -- and it made an amazing lasting impression on me...

 

so, this work here had some resonance for me to that time when I saw the movie-- and I can say I really do like this poem--

 

I dont know the Blake allusion Tony is mentioning- but I will say that I heard some of the siren's tale within it, which I thought was interesting for me to put it with the title subject...

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badger11

Kind of you to say so Tony. I respect craft, though this was formed in a semi-conscious way - awareness sometimes drains the attempt...

 

cheers

 

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badger11

Thank you Rumi. I think we all have a variety of cultural references, the world being more accessible as made our own reference points that more fragmented. Not necessarily a bad development.

 

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badger11

Co-incidence?

 

Poet's role as visionary!

 

cheers gl

 

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Benjamin

A well worded and apt tribute to a remarkable human being. :icon_cool:

Edited by Benjamin

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badger11
A well worded and apt tribute to a remarkable human being. :icon_cool:

 

 

She certainly has inspired many!

 

cheers

 

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Tinker

Hi Badge

----------------------------------- All know

her voice seduces the clouds to rain.

 

This is a poem created in a moment of time but you provide more than a record of an event. Your words create a memorable image. Hopefully as Suu Kyi now prepares to take political office she can convert her charisma to work in the political arena and help bring Myanmar into the 21st century. When I read this ariticle I thought of your poem. One thing to be an inspiration, quite another to get the job done. I wish her luck and thank you for first introducing me through your poem to this amazing woman.

 

~~Tink


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badger11

Nice to hear from you Tink. I think she has started a change in her country and hopefully that is a beginning that will continue to progress. Such situations remind me how lucky I am to live in a 'democracy' (despite all its faults).

 

Hope all is well

 

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