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Poem for World Poetry Day 2014: ‘Massacre, October ’66’, Wole Soyinka

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Massacre, October ‘66

Written in Tegel

Shards of sunlight touch me here
shredded in willows. Through stained-glass
Fragments on the lake I sought to reach
A mind at silt-bed

The lake stayed cold
I swam in an October flush of dying leaves
The gardener’s labour flew in seasoned scrolls
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March 22, 2014 at 12:42 pm