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 RIP Adrian Mitchell - Poet Translator Playwright Pacifist Activist

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PostSubject: RIP Adrian Mitchell - Poet Translator Playwright Pacifist Activist   Sun Jan 11, 2009 3:47 pm

http://www.adrianmitchell.co.uk/

THE QUESTION
a favourite pond on Hampstead Heath.
a village in Lebanon, after an air raid.

peace or global suicide?
you decide.

watching over the pond, a wise heron.
in the village, a crushed house.

peace or global suicide?
you decide.

the heron takes flight as three dogs splash into the pond.
in the ruins of the house, a rescue party.

peace or global suicide?
you decide.

three dogs gallop out of the pond.
one of the rescue party shouts, Come here!

peace or global suicide?
you decide.

the dogs shake themselves and all the children laugh.
like a midwife, the rescuer draws a baby out of a heap of dust.

peace or global suicide?
you decide.

children and dogs scamper over the Heath.
the baby is covered with cement dust.

peace or global suicide?
you decide.

Adrian Mitchell
August 11th, 2006


Also the loved writer of "Daft as a Doughnut" and other good things for children.

http://www.wsws.org/articles/2008/dec2008/mitc-d24.shtml
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