Sunday, May 18, 2014

Secret Text by Diane Dehler

Secret Text

I was browsing through my favorite used bookstore.
To my delight I found a 1955 copy of
“The Selected Poems of Frederico Garcia Lorca.”
Inside the book was a faded slip of paper perhaps
used as a bookmark.  On it were written these words
which I have embraced as a secret text for all of us.

“…ourselves before and ourselves after.
This assures anonymity.  While we can talk with each
other and feel each other, we cannot identify each other.
Thus you will never be able to be entirely sure that each
person you meet for the rest of your life, has not
participated in the Lorcian with you.”

Diane Dehler

Published in the Munyori Literary Review

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