Tuesday, March 11, 2003

The Banished Scholar

Clothing: traditional Korean clothing,overcoat with pockets, hat

Objects: pen, book, newspaper

Instruments: mandolin & oboe

sings traditional songs of the world
Gilgamesh is his story

Animal: Snake

ever present like the wind

sometimes a warm, soothing breeze off the ocean

other times a cold, harsh gale sweeping from the north

banished from the King's court

I flee to the far away island for sanctuary

I am everything you banish to the dark recesses of your soul

highly critical of the authoritarian, political state

a refugee in my own land

listen to the protest songs of the past and the age old teaching

chimes of freedom

march forward

into battle




fleeing away

stopped by walls

tortured social death