Monday, September 7, 2009
From Yuri To Yuri
From Yuri To Yuri _ Japanese Womanhood Across Borders Of Time
A Contemporary Renku Poem (a work in progress)
By Yuri Matsueda and Yuri Kageyama.
take this knife
lay it down on a round table of
a child trapped in a body with
big pale breasts
a lipstick mouth
listen to the end
a frog with a tadpole tail
a tadpole with frog legs
hope isn't good
you know what
when things never change
hot roses vapored
became instant ash
left their reflection on his bones
highlighted in green
as they say clean
to yuri from yuri
my solitary audience in blindness
i speak to you
our world sighs breathing in poem
a wilting whimper
a stabbing flash of sunflower
don't cry, don't die, don't lie
no one listens in deafness
but you speak to me
you are my solitary audience
(1-6) _ where it all started, and which goes to show sometimes all you need is one person to connect with in a special way to create poetry.
Yuri and I are both women bilingual/bicultural poets/writers with what we feel is a special sensitivity.
It goes without saying we realize we are creating for a niche market. Just kidding.
It makes sense to us and that's what counts.