Category Archives: European History

Parallel Lines

Shall I write a poem today? the tall wire fence is gone, if I did, what would you say? the railway tracks are rusted, the watchtowers have fallen; what if my inspiration should fail and words escape me? the names … Continue reading

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Te Deum laudamus :- mmxvi

That the Lord hath spared His disputatious people the rod of Babylon and the ire of Egypt; He hath shown His people a mercy none deserved to be shown; For He alone hath revived that exiled branch of Is-ra-el long … Continue reading

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The Prisoner

The difference between a prison cell and an open meadow on a bright Summer’s day is, all the pain all the exhaustion all the waiting all the longing all the desire all the determination all the suffering all the endurance, … Continue reading

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The Skies Above Kent, 1940

Who shall make manifest again the courage of Lionheart? who will make their way to the cockpit of the Hurricane? who shall glance upward at adversarial skies abuzz with intruders and not blanch? A radio’s circumspect utterance that there might … Continue reading

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Umberto Eco : A Footnote

When production ceases ( and ) the production line rattles to one last final halt , who then shall have the surplus if there is no surplus to be had ? Arising then out of the contradictions of their own … Continue reading

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Les larmes de l’automne

What do you say when there is nothing left to be said ? who do you turn to when everyone else is gone ? where do you run when there is nowhere left to run to ? how do you … Continue reading

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Jeux Sans Frontieres

The dark blue uniform speaks to us in a language we don’t understand , the carriage we’re in stinks even with the windows open ; pervasive cloying tobacco , sweat ,dried vomit ,urine unwashed bodies pressed almost obscenely together ; … Continue reading

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