With a quarter of our population without work, this winter will be a harsh one. Yes, many live in accommodation that others will not be seen dead in.
There have been a few poetry workshops started in the townships and the quality of work is amazing. I will collate some at a later date and hope to post some here before month end - but I need to get the individual poets' permission first...
This seems to put everything into perspective for me. Who cares about issues that are not really relevant to the survival of fellow human beings?
''Had I but plenty of money, money enough and to spare,
The house for me, no doubt, were a house in the city-square;
Ah, such a life, such a life, as one leads at the window there!''
Robert Browning (1812-1889), British poet. Up at a Villa—Down in the City (l. 1-3). . . The Poems; Vol. 1 [Robert Browning]. John Pettigrew, ed. (1981) Penguin.Today is the birthday of Robert Browning, born in 1812.
Wishing everyone a fine week.