Rising Above

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“Poverty’s child

He starts to grind the rice,

And gazes at the moon” — Matsuo Basho

 

 

I

 

there’s a phoenix

among those hapless souls

in the bobbing boat

 

II

 

a crocus peeps

breaking unyielding ice sheet

gleefully

 

III

 

a street urchin

builds a home with charcoal

on a pavement

 

IV

 

her* dream arose

from the dungeon of darkness

she was imprisoned into

 

 

*Helen Keller

 

 

 

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