National Poetry Day 2019 ‘Truth’

Raedwald, the first ‘English’ King.

Selling your friend for gold? Honour? Government? Which sentiment is in ascendant in 2019?

National poetry day 2019. The subject is TRUTH!

Christabel Hopesmith is considering performance poetry for this year’s poetry day on 3 October 2019. We are exploring the most relevant poems for us to share. We are also looking at novel ways to perform them.

The truth must dazzle gradually

Or every man be blind.

Emily Dickinson “Tell the truth but tell it slant”

More ideas here

Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey,

Where wealth accumulates, and men decay:

Oliver Goldsmith “The Deserted Village”

Oliver Goldsmith was writing at the time of what were called ‘The Enclosures’ in England, where country people had their land taken from under their feet and so their ability to grow food was removed.

Is anything being removed at the present time or is everything rosy?