For Carpe Diem #368 – Perm. We’re traveling along with Paulo Coelho in his novel Aleph, and our next stop is the city of Perm. Just a little background to help explain my haiku (for a deeper look, go over to Carpe Diem). Perm used to be named Molotov from 1940 to 1957, hence my second line. Perm sits on the bank of the Kama River, the main tributary for the Volga river, and is surrounded by a large amount of smaller rivers and brooks.
That explains the tributaries, but not fully. Kristjaan explains the “Aleph” moment as a “secret” place where we are in the past and the present at the same time. I pictured the rivers of time flowing and meeting in the ocean that is “us”. So tributaries works twice, at least in my mind, and informs the last line of the haiku.
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