Poem: Erasing Voyager

Experiment in Erasure:

Erasure gives opportunity to share our thoughts but with words we wouldn’t normally choose to use.  We can also identify with the world of the writer through entering into their text deeply.  What we look for or what attracts us in the original work says more about us than about the original work.

This is an erasure poem of Book Two from Voyager, a book of poetry by Srikanth Reddy (pages 19-34).  Our instructions were to use one phrase from each page.

Erasing Voyager

The thought of it roaming
far in outer space
is understandable.
Certainly the china
had mixed emotions.
I expunged
imperialism and corruption
on the Indian sub-continent.
I had tears in my eyes.
The Ottoman Empire,
on a number of occasions,
highlighted the limitations of
Elsewhere in the darkness,
I was intrigued by
the theatres of neutrality.


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