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.


Photograph by Janio Tilman