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WORLDWIDE | Sunday, 8 May 2011 | Views [1376]

Soksaby te Bong? Khynom Chol chet Khmer! AW KOON!!!!

There are many things I have purposefully missed out of this blog. I can chew things over and add things as I go. I'm still yet write up about Ankgor Wat, Sihanoukville and some recipes I picked up, so watch this space and check back soon!

In the meantime I am reminded of my encounters and small details through my everyday routine. Coming back to London has been hard. Although I was only away for 2 months, the time in Cambodia was intense and significant, giving me more than I had anticipated or hoped for.

The Song

Bird song travels through gardens and reaches me.

For no particular reason I scoop up the song.

Once I would have sent it to you

buried somewhere in cities

where fame and obscurities matter,

where dreams are eaten with breakfast.

But knowing I can do nothing but repeat in human terms

those truths we ourselves have made unworkable

I open my hands,

let the song free again.

Your ears might find it. Your eyes might trap its source

between garden and walls.

Now I am lunatic enough to believe

elsewhere the song continues,

affects lives as equally as mine.

Presumptuous to offer as unique those things

we own in common; yet how common the heart

that without touching or wishing to own it,

lets the song nest there.

by Brian Patten

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