Reiko Shimizu

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“Awaking a Dead Baby” at International Behavioral Art Fes in Rishikesh, India, 2022

“Awaking a Dead Baby”


An abandoned piece of burnt wood 

by a river I have found

a trace of life, trace of lives

a trace of time, trace of times


embracing the lives and times 

gently into my arms

I have tried to awaken the life

I have tried to awaken the time


soaking the lives into the water

dipping the times into the water

I have tried to awake a dead baby alive



by an abandoned piece of burnt wood

lying down by its side

I heard of a song of silence

I heard a song of eternity

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