Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Great Regulars: Thirst, hunger and death recur

in this poem, but the reader seldom feels burdened by the litany of sorrows. An unlikely hope also abides for his people who have found another way to fight back; now they "load their guns just with their hearts". Truth and courage, [Yannis] Ritsos suggests, are always the most effective weapons against oppression and the landscape's silence.

from Greekness

Part One

from The Times Literary Supplement: Poem of the Week: "Greekness"


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