Because we will never again sow division

We lay down our arms so we can reach out our arms to one another.
We seek harm to none and harmony for all.
Let the globe, if nothing else, say this is true:
That even as we grieved, we grew.
That even as we hurt, we hoped.
That even as we tired, we tried.
That we’ll forever be tied together, victorious.
Not because we will never again know defeat, but because we will never again sow division.
Extract is from poem recited by Amanda Gorman at the inauguration of US President Joe Biden. Report on civilian collateral casualties caused by Coalition airstrikes in Iraq via this link. When will they ever learn? New Overgrown Path posts are available via the link at the top of the page. Any copyrighted material is included for critical analysis, and will be removed at the request of copyright owner(s).

Comments

Jay said…
Thank you for sharing - a very powerful juxtaposition indeed!

Recent popular posts

A Negro in front of a white symphony group? No - I'm sorry

Scott Ross and the paradox of genius

Have all the really great musicians come and gone?

...and the musicians were paid £800

New classical audiences need new music

All we are saying is give convergence a chance

Scott Ross and the paradox of punk

Classical music must woke up and smell the coffee

Classical music has many saviours

A powerful New Year's message