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  Hara: Reality as fantasy
by Kalikiano Kalei
Saturday, January 22, 2011
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Written back in 1983, I frankly haven't the foggiest notion of what was running through my head at the time I penned this (unless it was latent mesmerisation caused by those enchanted peaks and valleys that comprised Barbara Hayashi's exotically lush topography).




 

Hara: The Fantasy as Reality

 

We laugh, in our smug self-assured certainty.

Truth in America plays the music of no-flute.

What of the ultimate reality? Perception?

Television cameras justify all ends. No Gods sit in judgment

so long as the cameras roll.

So long as one solitary soul is made aware

of an unfolding moment from a human experience.

So long as one other human spirit views sympathetically.

The ultimate fantasy is then indistinguishable

from the ultimate reality.

And ignorance may crow

until the voice grows horse thereafter.

But no matter, for the moment alone is truth.

Too far from land, a bird drops in death

to the sea and is consumed

without bias by the cosmos.

While the sea does not care,
 
neither does it blame.

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(1983 after Barb H.'s BD at 'Juan's Place', Berkeley)




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