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Conflict Poem: Waiting for the Barbarians by C F Cavafy (1863-1933)

I have always liked the C F Cavafy poem ‘Waiting for the Barbarians’ and today I found a perfect cartoon to go with it: What are we waiting for, assembled in the forum? The barbarians are due here today. Why … Continue reading

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Conflict Poem: ‘What I Miss Most’ by James Love

What I miss most I miss the lads. I miss those crisp clear nights, when the frost glistens in the moonlight. I miss those lonely exposed hills, lashed by the rain. I miss the young and innocent faces, some of … Continue reading

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Understanding Our Parents Just a Little Better: Mistaken Identity

I came across this poem on 3 Quarks Daily and thought it was very relevant to the idea of getting inside the head of those we have been in conflict with, perhaps in this case a mother. I also liked … Continue reading

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