Friday, 4 November 2011


My thoughts go to Greece. No referendum, the politicians say. Only stability, stability, stability. Seldom has it been so clear what suffering stability means

Nazim Hikmet's beautiful poem from 1930 - quoted at the beginning of a 2008 proclamation from the uprising in Greece.

If I do not burn
If you do not burn
If we do not burn
How will darkness come to light?
(Nazim Hikmet, “Like Kerem”)

(Thanks to Kaz Sagrada for passing this on)

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