Reflections On The Ten – Poem By A.D.

Originally posted on Rebel Voice:
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 […]

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 […]

Chant To Bolivar – Pablo Neruda Poem

Pablo Neruda was a Nobel Prize winning poet from Chile. He was strongly socialist, being eventually murdered on the orders of the Fascist General Pinochet. Today, he is regarded as the National Poet of Chile. He Lived from 1904 until 1973. Simón Bolívar is known as The Liberator. He fought to free much of the […]

If You’ve Seen A Mount Of Sea Foam (Verse V) – José Martí Poem

José Julián Martí Pérez was born in Cuba in 1853 and died there in 1895, being killed whilst fighting the Spanish colonial forces in the war to liberate Cuba. Martí was a strong inspiration for the Cuban revolutionaries of the 1950’s. He is known as The Apostle of Cuban Independence and is highly regarded across Latin […]