Munira Judith Avinger
The Empty Bowl
By the time I put the poems together for this book, I realized that writing is also a practice, which, if done every day, will take me deeper and deeper into the reality of my life, stripping away the veils of illusion that cover that reality like the skins of an onion, which can be peeled away, one after the other, until the hidden essence of the onion is revealed in all its profound emptiness.
This is a preliminary concept for visual production of Peace in War, poem by Munira Judith Avinger. This poem is from Hidden/Caché, Borealis Press, Ottawa,Canada, 2005.