Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Not a poem - a rallying call!

Please pass this video on to all your friends and contacts and to whatever you can to support Free Gaza.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

For My Sister













Lift up your head.
Like the first snowdrop
nosing into the light,
feel the sun upon your face.

Lift up your eyes.
We are all around you,
all as one,
reaching for the skies.

Lift up your heart.
Life is beating strongly.
Your perfect love
sustains us all.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

The Classroom
















On a concrete canvas,
the people's artist has stencilled a tear
and that same patch of blue sky
that Oscar Wilde could see from his cell.

My teacher is observing me closely,
high up in his one-eyed tower.
I feel his cross hairs tickle,
focus on the back of my neck.

The same drill is repeated,
day after invisible day.
Choose your stone carefully.
Learn to keep your head down.

Slow learners line the streets
to give blood, shrouded
out of proper respect
for your own sensibility.