Posted by: gdevi | August 4, 2016

Two Poems for the Times

One: Paul Clammer posted this poem by the Palestinian poet Fady Joudah on Twitter on the occasion of the signing of the 1951 Refugee Convention.  

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Two: Where the Mind is Without Fear by Rabindranath Tagore
 
Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
Where knowledge is free
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls
Where words come out from the depth of truth
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
Where the mind is led forward by thee
Into ever-widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.
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