Thursday, 4 May 2017

Losing the Old Ways - Theothora Fahorug

A branch was growing on a tree
very happily.
A strong wind came
and broke it off the tree.
It travelled
happily with the wind
from place to place.

When the branch decided
to go back to its place again,
it found it hard to go back.
When it tried
to climb back,
it fell down.
When it tried to travel again,
it couldn't
because the wind
was not strong enough.

The small branch stayed
at the foot of the tree
trying to find a way
to get what it really needed
in order to live
happily again.

Theothora Fahorug (20th century) Federated States of Micronesia
Source: Analysis of Meaning,Content and Style: poetry from the Federated States of Micronesia and Palau by Kimberly Kay Au

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