Monday, 29 October 2012

Hymn to an old man

A graphic by Remigius de Souza

Hymn to an old man

Poem by Remigius de Souza | pen and ink on tinted paper | 29-10-1970
 Remi’s protagonist – the old man – is longing to go back home, homeland, on his last lap. 

The text on the photo:

I sing you hymns oh,

   old man on the way back home
   the sleep sings you hymns
   the stars appearing sing you hymns

   the falling darkness sings hymns
   the old tired pathways sing you hymns

   the ruins sing you hymns

   the thick woods sing hymns
   the bamboo sing you hymns

   the waters flowing sing you hymns

   the birds returning sing you hymns.

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© Remigius de Souza. All rights reserved.