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Robert Okaji: Self-Portrait with Knife

Originally posted on O at the Edges:
Self-Portrait with Knife Lacking benefit of prayer or belief, it slips through flesh, praising its temerity. Or, parting the onion’s core, reclaims the…

January 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Robert Okaji: In Praise of Gravity

Originally posted on O at the Edges:
In Praise of Gravity Which bestows weight or slings me around some other heavenly body, a version of you wondering whether I’ll rise…

December 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Late Night (after Li Po)

Originally posted on O at the Edges:
The moon smiles upon my bed. I consider frost and ice, and raising my head, the bright sky. Lying back, I think of…

October 25, 2014 · 1 Comment

Robert Okaji: Huazi Ridge (After Wang Wei)

Originally posted on O at the Edges:
Huazi Ridge Limitless birds merging with the autumn-colored hills all along Huazi Ridge this sadness, too, without end Another adaptation. I hope that…

October 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

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