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One Nation Under CCTV

Gabriel Rosenstock presents a bilingual tanka in Irish and English, the 31 syllables configured as 5-7-5-7-7written in response to the above work of street art by Banksy.

Culture Matters | April 03, 2021

One Nation Under CCTV

i am watching You
Beloved, You’re watching me
they are watching us
keep Your eyes open, won’t you
when You’re awake and asleep

táim ag faire ort
taoise ag faire ormsa
táid ag faire orainn
coinnigh do shúile ar oscailt
id’ dhúiseacht duit is fá shuan

 Gabriel Rosenstock’s latest free book of tanka is available here

 

SOURCE: https://www.culturematters.org.uk/index.php/arts/visual-art/item/3674-one-nation-under-cctv

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