Poetry for Peace

The following poem, by Adam Horovitz, is highly pertinent to the strained and uneasy times in which we are living. It speaks directly to the ludicrousness of hate, but it also points to a way forward. One of the things apparent in the last week, has been how hard it is to challenge hate-speech without just shouting angrily back across the divides. The first half of this poem expresses the rage, but the second half opens the door to something else entirely, which is exactly what we have to do.

In The Name Of… (it’s a sweary poem, you may want to check the words before you listen if you’re concerned about who else may be going to hear it…)

And you can read a text version here https://iamnotasilentpoet.wordpress.com/2015/11/14/in-the-name-of-by-adam-horovitz/

About Nimue Brown

Druid, author, dreamer, folk enthusiast, parent, polyamourous animist, ant-fash, anti-capitalist, bisexual steampunk. Drinker of coffee, maker of puddings. Exploring life as a Pagan, seeking good and meaningful ways to be, struggling with mental health issues and worried about many things. View all posts by Nimue Brown

One response to “Poetry for Peace

  • lornasmithers

    I also like the switch in direction part way through and thanks for the link to what looks like an interesting poetry site. Yes, so difficult to know what to do about the rhetoric of hate – critique, satirize, oppose it with a rhetoric of joy, hope and love?

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