Saedah speaks in 401 verses of the struggles and ecstasy of the poet-narrator caught midway in life's journey. In place of a traditional evocation to a muse, the poem begins with a stark realization of loss and unhomeliness.

An uncommon creation story, characters are born from the sunken soil of the poem's psychological tapestries in five distinct parts. From the given bleakness of the uneasy alliance of the abstract and romantic modes, through supple joys, magnetic torment and agonizing learning to liberating self-acceptance, the poem is a meditation on the question of change.

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