Padraic Colum was an Irish poet, dramatist, playwright, novelist, children’s author and collector of folklore. He was born 8th December 1881 and passed on 11th January 1972. He was well known as one of the leaders of the Irish Literary Revival, when there was a massive increase in appreciation in for the Gaelic heritage of […]
Palestinian Poet Gives Heart To His People
VISIONS OF JUSTICEThree PoemsIntroducing Palestinian WriterSaleem Al Naffar The sound of the Muslim muezzin or call to prayer resonates over the world: a voice dignified, solemn, and as expressive as a lyric from a longing heart. Such are the works of Palestinian poet and novelist Saleem Al Naffar, whose prominence as an author published in […]
Padraic Colum – Irish Rebel Poet
Padraic Colum (Columb) was born on 8th December, 1881, in a Longford workhouse where his father was employed. He was the eldest of seven siblings and when his father moved to the USA in 1889, having lost his job, to take part in the Colorado Gold Rush, Padraic and his family remained in Ireland. His […]
Thomas Davis Poem – My Land
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Thomas Davis was an Irish Republican of the 19th century. He is widely regarded as the Bard of Republicanism. My Land She is a rich and rare land; Oh! she’s a fresh and fair land; She is a dear and rare land This native land of mine. No men than…
Upon A System Of Deceitful Compliance And Abject Reliance – New Poem From A.D.
In this poem, Rebel Voice resident poet, A.D., laments the obsequious nature of modern societies. The verse tells of how the system, born in greed, forms the structures, corrupts the structures and refuses to allow effective challenge to the structures. The poet paints a dystopian portrait of humanity as seen through the lens of someone […]
When The World Shall Weep – Verse By A.D.
In the following piece of verse, the author comments upon the need for our species to collectively grieve for all of the children in the world, especially those who die due to preventable causes, so that Death may be held at bay. The poem is both a lament and ode to hope. If the entire […]
Reflections On The Ten – Poem By A.D.
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This piece of verse comments upon the major occurrences of the poet’s life. It moves in a cryptic manner through global events coming to rest upon the tragedies that marked his life more fully than the others. “The Ten” refers to the Irish hunger strikers who were martyred in the…
I Wish To leave The World – José Martí
José Martí was born in Cuba in 1853. He was an intellectual known as a poet, journalist, essayist, professor, translator and, of course, revolutionary. He was central to Cuba’s fight for independence from Spain and is known as The Apostle of Cuban Independence. He died while fighting the Spanish at the Battle of Dos Ríos […]
Isaac Watts Verse – Brexit Dilemma Prophesied
Isaac Watts (1674 – 1748) was a man of his time. He was a (pseudo-) Christian minister who wrote hymns, theorized on theology and fancied himself a logician. He has been credited with writing more than 750 hymns, many of which are still in use today. Rebel Voice wonders if either the hymns were atrociously […]
Consumerism – What Is It Really?
For what is Consumerism? What do we really need in life? Lots more shoes? A fancy car? Gadgets? The latest phone? More gadgets? Massive TVs? Brand-name clothes? Big houses with too much space? Extra gadgets? Designers kettles? Sparkly trinkets? Alcohol? Porn? Alcohol and porn? Less woodland? Poisoned rivers? Death to the unborn? Poisoned Lakes? Poisoned […]
Palaeotroving – Poem By A.D.
This short piece of verse deals with memories that we all have locked up in our minds. Is it better to take them out and examine them, with a view to dealing with past issues, or is that too Oprah Winfrey. Perhaps, for some, the past is better left exactly there? Palaeotroving That old box […]
Wandering Through Love’s Strange Bazaar (Verse XLII) – José Martí Poem
Here is some verse from the Cuban revolutionary hero, José Martí, who was a man of considerable talents besides his poetry. Wandering through love’s strange bazaar (Verse XLII) Wandering through love’s strange bazaar, Held by the seaside, not far, A sad pearl fair as a star By great luck fell to Agar. Too long to […]