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used in Running in the Family

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related to a group rather than individuals
  • A communal protest this time, the first of my socialist tendencies.
    p. 84.0
    Sunlight Sunlight
    stop for the cool kurumba
    scoop the half formed white
    into our mouths
     tarpaulin walls of the jeep
    to receive lowland air
    on a bench behind sunlight
    the woman the coconuts the knife
    (the communal poem—Sigiri Graffiti, 5th century)
    They do not stir
    these ladies of the mountain
    do not give us
    the twitch of eyelids.
    The king is dead.
    They answer no one
    take the hard
    rock as lover.
    Women like you
    make men pour out their...
    p. 92.1
  • It is like communal sleep.
    p. 141.4

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