Through Light – Hannah Linden

Another recently published poem from local poet, Hannah, on The Stare’s Nest – a site which is well worth a visit, describing itself as ‘poems for a more hopeful world’.

Those who have met Hannah before, on this blog or elsewhere, will already have a sense of the breadth of her register, her ability to sculpt with words, and the ‘pull no punches’ qualities in her work, its raw power to speak to us where we live, as individuals, in relationship, in our communities. She mirrors for us the personal in the political and the political in the personal…..

‘……………………………………………………And here
we all are, like chickens who’ve forgotten there
ever was a road to cross pecking at the feathers
of disabled people, the poor, immigrants, any

body close enough to draw blood from which
means just about everyone.’

Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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