counterpoint: kazumi takahashi and taha muhammed ali

Looking at takahashi’s scapes, here is the other  land + moon:

by Taha Muhammad Ali, from ‘New and Selected Poems. 1971 – 2005

“The Bell at Forty: The Destruction of a Village

The past dozes beside me
as the ringing does
beneath its grandfather bell.
And the bitterness follows me,
as chicks trail
after the mother hen.
And the horizon…
that eyelid tightly shut
over the sands and blood—
what did it leave you?
And, what hopes does it hold?

30.VIII.1988

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