Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Towards the Splendid City -- 1971 Nobel Lecture by Chilean poet -Pablo Neruda --

http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1971/neruda-lecture-e.html

I too "did not learn" to write poetry in MFA courses, and Chile is very like Burma, without the glaciers, but isolated within a pocket of the sea and high (Himalayas) and not so high (the Burmese mountain ranges or yoma -- "spines")mountain ranges.

I left on what turned out to be a one way passport.

But many walked out as Neruda did.

One day I will post my Neruda-inspired poem which was chosen by Ram Deveneni and Marilyn Hacker for a Rattapallax CD.

Blog text copyright Kyi May Kaung.