Norman Erikson Pasaribu

Job Speaks of the World Under

“Are you still trying to maintain your integrity? Curse God and die.” —The Book of Job, New Living Translation In the beginning, there was light strangeness in me as they, without fail, wanted me to speak about human rights. It …

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3 Ni Made Purnama Sari English Translations by Norman Erikson Pasaribu

My Hands my hands, have you finished any work today why do our thoughts keep vanishing, is your grip weakening stay close to me, we’ll spend our days with books again please stop writing poems about us going extinct have …

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Brown Rivers

I observe the brown rivers in your fingers as you highlight your favourite lines in my poetry I observe your head, it’s a little bit tilted, as you take pictures of the rusty bones of Long Biên Bridge no luck …

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Simeon Kronenberg Reviews Norman Erikson Pasaribu’s Sergius Seeks Bacchus

Sergius and Bacchus were fourth century soldiers in the Roman imperial army and also devout Christians and lovers. They kept their religion and sexuality secret but once their Christianity was discovered they were to suffer terrible torture and eventual death as martyrs, hence their sainthood into the Christian Eastern Orthodox Church (centred at that time in Byzantium).

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Call Me By Your Name, Which Is Irresponsible and Not Meteoric

We both know it’s easier between two beautiful people We both know it’s easier when it’s a nice mountain mansion in Italy with a shallow pool and a live-in adult-nanny And we both know it’s easier since it’s summer with …

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