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On hearing that the wall in Berlin.

On hearing that the wall in Berlin has come down in part, I want to acknowledge a little sentiment about its coming down a bit before going back up again to keep those behind it on either side clear about their attachments, of the difficulty without it to look across -- forty years of building, a political art that divides the heart from your heart: a little regret, a certain loss. Maybe it's too late for some. Even dying were easier than some divisions -- when the holes made into the future hold no light; even driving out at dawn it is dark in your particular lane. Now we can think of the walls that remain; recess in the brickwork, love that is gone.
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Author:Hashmi, Alamgir
Publication:Contemporary Review
Date:Jul 1, 1992
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