Saturday, June 17, 2017

What Millennials Did in School

"OK, everybody after me...racist, sexist homophobic...racist, sexist, homophobic....racist, sexist, homophobic!"


  1. What was the michael longley poem you posted recently? It was really impressive but I can t find your original post

    1. I think you mean Death of an Irishwoman by Michael Hartnett. Yes, it is really impressive, I have taken its last line as my signature on the Irish Conservatives Forum:

      Ignorant, in the sense
      she ate monotonous food
      and thought the world was flat,
      and pagan, in the sense
      she knew the things that moved
      at night were neither dogs nor cats
      but pĂșcas and darkfaced men,
      she nevertheless had fierce pride.
      But sentenced in the end
      to eat thin diminishing porridge
      in a stone-cold kitchen
      she clenched her brittle hands
      around a world
      she could not understand.
      I loved her from the day she died.
      She was a summer dance at the crossroads.
      She was a card game where a nose was broken.
      She was a song that nobody sings.
      She was a house ransacked by soldiers.
      She was a language seldom spoken.
      She was a child’s purse, full of useless things.