Celestial bride and other poems
Many of these poems are religious; some are concerned with the state of the nation and power, and others have more mundane poetic subjects - jobs, development, debt and donors. The long title poem is an imaginative epic of a bride, capturing the spirit of her wedding feast, which turns out to be a joke. She rejects it in favour of a more independent life as a celestial bride, a role, which at least allows her to know who she is and why she is here.
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