“How long will you live in dust?
Like ants, living under the ground!
How long do you want to stay on the ground and scratch for seeds?
Learn to fly like a hawk!"
As if spying the ants from the sky, like a bird in flight, the poet focuses on the detail of ants scratching on the ground, and exhorts his reader to break free of drudgery and fly freely like that powerful bird of prey, the hawk. It’s a poem of longing, and personal transformation, but perhaps also alludes to the poet’s dream of political independence from colonial rule.
Paper: 2-color silkscreen on white Arches Cover paper, 200gsm.
Dimensions: 30cm h. x 21cm w.
Edition of 100.
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