Updated: Mar 12
Nightly, let’s swallow the sun’s light
To reignite reefs of crystal; radiant
nights luminescing into our dreams
Of star-silver fish in seas of socialism.
'Fisher-father, who nets me in treasons,
I swim beyond your bullying reason;
The whale-kind holds me in ocean eyes
An echoes to the politicing of Proteus.
My currents, my curious kami tentacles,
Shamelessly shaping into violences,
Wave on wave of slave broken bodies;
Rootlessly torn free on these eddies.'
Umi, thalassa, word-desired daughters
Who pour from your primal clear waters
In energies of inequality; ‘Look, kurofune 黒船
Break the black ships, drown our chains!’
We, the stubborn seas
Who circle endlessly,
Without you’s or me’s.
(Cavtat, Croatia - August 2018)
kurofune (黒船) are the 'black ships'. This was the name given by the Japanese to European ships arriving in the 16th century.
kami (神) are the spirits of the Japanese Shinto philosophy.