Saturday, May 29, 2010

It was not necessary to live among the wild beasts


Leaving on a jet aeroplane. Hobart International Airport, April 2010.

Someone must have anticipated the coming shift in temperature, and decided to head to Jamaica.

Dud move.
It Was Not Necessary To Study, by Regina Derieva

It was not necessary to study
the language
of a strange country;
anyway, it would be of no help.
It was not necessary to know
where Italy or England
is located;
travel was obviously
out of question.
It was not necessary to live
among the wild beasts
of Noah's ark,
which had just devoured
the last dove of peace,
along with Noah
and his virtuous family.
It was not necessary to strive
for some holy land
awash in milk and honey,
according to rumour.

2 comments:

Steffe said...

Jamaica may not be the best place at the moment with all the problems they are having, but why not Turks and Caicos Islands?

Kris said...

Turks and Caicos it is!