Borderlands (by Suji Kwock Kim)
Suji Kwock Kim, Notes from the Divided Country (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2003). This poem is reproduced on the Griffin Prize Web Site (from a volume on the 2004 International Shortlist).
1Crush my eyes, bitter grapes:
2wring out the wine of seeing.
3We tried to escape across the frozen Yalu, to Ch'ientao or Harbin.The rest of the poem cannot be displayed due to copyright restrictions.
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