Poetry

No One Noticed

No One Noticed

NO ONE NOTICED No one noticedWhen the sparrows leftIt was just another smoggy winter morning People drove their carsdropped their children offAt air conditioned schoolsWhere they learnedPollution is a bad thing Meanwhile, a sexual predatorBuilt his temple of learningRight on the Vasant Kunj ridgeNext to gigantic […]

The Will of Life by Abu al-Qasim al-Shabi

The Will of Life by Abu al-Qasim al-Shabi

Watching Paul Mason’s Why It’s Kicking Off Everywhere performed at the Young Vic, was an emotional experience. An influential commentator on global politics and events, Mason has had a busy career. This performance that was aired on BBC2 on the 22nd July, and I feel it […]

Standard Oil Co by Pablo Neruda

Standard Oil Co by Pablo Neruda

The discussion of peak oil and the worldwide struggle against oil companies fracking and exploitation brings us back to this poem by Pablo Neruda’s. Food for thought… Standard Oil Co.   When the drill bored down toward the stony fissures and plunged its implacable intestine […]