4th

Anniversary

Issue

Sentinel Poetry #49     December 2006    ISSN 1479-425X

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF POETRY & GRAPHICS...Since 2002

Guest Editor: Nnorom Azuonye

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Editorial

Roger Humes

 

 

 

Roger Humes

 

You built your house
          (for Mahmoud Darwish)

 

You built your house
on land borrowed from time,                              
salt and earth mixed with tears
to form the mortar, walls erected
from posted letters of longing,
the roof a sky full of recollections
recorded during a lifetime of travel.

 

When asked for your address
you handed them a business card:
The House of the Absent
The Street between Love and Death
A Strangerís Night Asking Who am I?

 

There is no history in poetry, merely
the context of when the moment
gave forth to your lines recounting
how you finally arrived home.

 

 

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