Join the Game for International Peace Day

The blog is having a two-week poetry game for International Peace Day which is on Wednesday, August 21. This is going to be lots of fun for everyone!

You don’t have to know poetry at all. The blog will deviate for the next two weeks by having one or two poems posted five days a week (instead of a blog post usually on Tuesday and Friday). There will be no title or author name initially. At the end of the week I will post the titles and authors for readers to match with the week’s poems. See how many you can match correctly!

Read the poem with an open mind. The point of the game will be self-explanatory at the end.

Here is the first poem!

Your face is neither infinite nor ephemeral.
You can never see your own face,
only a reflection, not the face itself.

So you sigh in front of mirrors
and cloud the surface.

It’s better to keep your breath cold.
Hold it, like a diver does in the ocean.
One slight movement, the mirror-image goes.

Don’t be dead or asleep or awake.
Don’t be anything.

What you most want,
what you travel around wishing to find,
lose yourself as lovers lose themselves,
and you’ll be that.

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