Remember

Holarua* is seen clearly from above

using a bird’s eye view.

 

I saw an ancient memory that was buried voiceless

under an old broken coffee tree.

 

In this solitary place, I try to recall my childhood story

that has been swallowed by space and time.

 

Physically I couldn’t, yet spiritually I could

while the world remained calm in a long cold night.

 

Soul of mine has reached the unknown world

and linked myself towards the source of remembrance.

 

What I merely remember is a traditional sacred house

with no doors only windows.

Janio Tilman

*Holarua is a small town in Manufahi District. This village is the main entrance / gate to the district.

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Photograph by Janio Tilman