Sunday, 26 June 2022 07:48

The spectacle of refugees

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The spectacle of refugees
The Spectacle of Refugees is a bilingual tanka (5-7-5-7-7 syllables) by Gabriel Rosenstock in response to artwork (above) by Banksy, Refugee Boat (2015)

ón talamh slán seo
breathnaímid ar na teifigh
táimid sábháilte
féach! chomh tirim le coirt crainn
cuilithín nó dhó comhbhá

from terra firma
we watch the refugee boats
we're safe in our skins
look! we're as dry as a cork
waves of compassion trickle

 A recent photo-tanka book by Gabriel Rosenstock is Daybreak, poem-prayers for prisoners
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Gabriel Rosenstock

Gabriel Rosenstock was born in postcolonial Ireland and is a poet, haikuist, tankaist, translator, playwright, novelist, short story writer and essayist.