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Michael Ondaatje - What We Lost

The interior love poem
the deeper levels of the self


dates when the abandonment
of certain principles occurred


The role of courtesy—how to enter
a forest, how to touch
a master’s feet before lesson or performance


The art of the drum. The art of eye-painting.
How to cut an arrow. Gestures between lovers.
The pattern of teeth marks on skin
drawn by a monk from memory


The limits of betrayal. The five ways
a lover could mock an ex-lover


The skill in tentative messages
which included yes and no
but never the direct maybe


Nine finger and eye gestures
to signal key emotions


The small boats of solitude


Lyrics that rose
from love
back into air


naked with guile
and praise


Our works and days


We knew how monsoons
(south-west, north-east)
would govern behaviour


and when to discover
the knowledge of the dead


hidden in clouds
in rivers, in unbroken rock


All this was burnt


or traded for power and wealth
from the eight compass points of vengeance


from the two levels of envy