Tuesday, April 01, 2008

So beautiful and so untrue

So beautiful and so untrue
is the idea of leaving home,
its beauty a ship with white sails,
its untruth a sea of wonder.

Afloat on aquamarine wonder,
I am searching if it's true
that a pair of rectangular white sails
could find a country to call home.

Every country looks like home
until I spot the lion wonder.
Every morning the blank white sails
beckon the heart with what's untrue.

So the untrue becomes a blue home
the beautiful white sails wander into.


Anonymous said...

Even in the untrue, there's the layer of reality, which is both beautiful and true.

Jee Leong Koh said...

Thanks for continuing to read this!

Eshuneutics said...

This has to be the most resonant of all the sections. There are slight glimpses of Prospero seeking prosperity in his return, the historical founding of a country--more exactly ,the exile seeking inclusion (personal echoes of your own, I guess), and then, Cavafy's poem on journeying by seas, and most importantly-- sailing to Byzantium and crossing the sea to Wisdom. Wonderful.