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Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Untitled (A Naani Poem)


Jack Moebes/Corbis
Joseph McNeil (from left), Franklin McCain, Billy Smith and Clarence Henderson sit in protest at the whites-only lunch counter at Woolworth during the second day of peaceful protest, Feb. 2, 1960.
Woolworth lunch counter 1960
School lunch room 2012
Black and White separate
What progress?

7 comments:

Brian Miller said...

is it now a chosen separation? is there still such a divide and how do we cross it?

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh my goodness, for real, a segregated school lunchroom? What progress indeed?

Gemma Wiseman said...

If only it could be realised that colours complement and highlight each other! Black and white should lead the way in true yin and yang fashion! It's natural!

darev2005 said...

What is the saying?

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

nene said...

Great comment Gemma Wiseman!

As we witness a constant exchange in a mire of vitriol that is promulgated by those who choose to live in that realm, we must remind ourselves of being leaders in deviating from this rather than allowing and following.

The Write Girl said...

It is amazing how much color seperated and divided this country. What a poignant haiku.

MAHARUKH said...

wondering what progress!? amazingly intriguing :)