Saturday, 2 April 2011

World Gone Mad?

Take a look at the news today: bomb in Omagh; murderous riots in Afghanistan triggered by insane preacher in America; civil war in Libya; in Cote Ivoire; unrest in Yemen; Syria; radiation leaks in Japan, etc - does it not seem particularly dire?  Well, yes and no.  1,601 years ago, the sack of Rome was pretty bad.  Still - I cannot help feeling things unravelling a bit these days.  We must have faith.  Steady as she goes.  Courage.  But human nature is not impressive, altogether.  We should be doing more to hold things together, surely?  Still, 1.2 billion people in India have common cause to cheer their peaceful victory in the great game of Cricket.  So - maybe, in the artifice of play, we can locate a still point of joy after all.
Post a Comment

Popular Posts

About Eyewear the blog

Eyewear THE BLOG is the most read British poetry blog-zine of all time, getting more than 25,000 page-views a month. It began in 2005 and has now been read by over 2.5 million.

The views expressed by editor Todd Swift are not necessarily shared by contributing poets and reviewers. Any material on this blog infringing copyright will be removed immediately upon request.
To order books from Eyewear PUBLISHING LIMITED, go to: