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Let a place be made for the one who draws near
the one who is deprived of any home
tempted by the sound of a lamp, by the lit
threshold of a solitary house...
If anything propelled us forward on the 2017 Just Walk to Jerusalem, it was this poem by Derek Mahon. Stepping into the unknown, on a journey whose destination was completely out of our control.
“And if I speak of Paradise, then I’m speaking of my grandmother who told me to carry it always on my person, concealed, so no one else would know but me.” ‘A Portable Paradise’ by Roger Robinson.
‘Lockdown’ by Richard Hendrick. “Yes, there is fear. Yes, there is isolation. Yes, there is panic buying. Yes, there is sickness. Yes, there is even death. And that is terrible. But...”
“Once in a poetry workshop we were asked to meditate on the word hope and write down the senses it evoked — the sights, smells, sounds. As I meditated, a very specific sound came to mind. It took me back to my time working at the refugee camps in Greece.” Zena Kazeme writes.
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