le fil #33 poetry in time of protest


never more

le beat des dispersions du coeur / les os qui brûlent la bouche / les impuretés de l’émotion  Robert Fortin les nouveaux poètes d’Amérique

lovely bit of post…i want to put few good words

i find it hard to start

when upsetting the status quo

when the world is upside down

the crowds, the drama, the cycles

rage, rage against the dying of the light, Dylan Thomas


Poetry in a time of protest, come to me

Say to them,
say to the down-keepers,
the sun-slappers,
the self-soilers,
the harmony-hushers,
« Even if you are not ready for day
it cannot always be night. »
You will be right.
For that is the hard home-run.
Live not for battles won.
Live not for the-end-of-the-song.
Live in the along.

« Speech to the Young » by Gwendolyn Brooks, from BLACKS
(Chicago, IL: Third World Press, 1991). Copyright © 1991 by Gwendolyn Brooks Blakely.




de moi à toi

peace & poetry



Le fil de ce jour #27

 “Every poem is a momentary stay against the confusion of the world.” – Robert Frost, born #OnThisDay in 1874

Our topic of the day is the fight against corruption #Navalni

Le héro de ce jour: #Navalni et les 60 000 personnes qui ont lutter avec courage contre la #corruption en Russie.

Ils ont toute mon admiration.

“Guys, I’m okay,” Navalny wrote on Twitter. “No need to fight to get me out. Walk along Tverskaya. Our topic of the day is the fight against corruption.”

100 years ago, the Bolshevik revolution… l’histoire en boucle….après…le pouvoir ça corrompt…forcément…we must never forget

We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form of truth.”  was saying JFK.

« And were an epitaph to be my story

I’d have a short one ready for my own.

I would have written of me on my stone:

I had a lover’s quarrel with the world. » Robert Frost