By Shirani Rajapakse
The language is easy but the strategies and ideas are usually not. They upward push from the intensity of our very being to swirl during the pages compelling the reader to step into worlds created in the covers. there's beauty and energy juxtaposed with violence and weak spot as are different opposites resembling the divine and human frailty. those poems are like a breath of clean air, upsetting, spell binding and entertaining.
At our middle is a chant,
like the susurrus of leaves merely breezes
Sometimes it opens lips
to sing like gurgling waters meandering
from the following to there, to anyplace it flows,
or the smooth tread of footfalls
on the trail outside.
it’s a roar so loud
thunder stops in its tracks
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Chant of a Million Women by Shirani Rajapakse