From my Poetry Bookshelf – John Agard – Alternative Anthem

Happy World Poetry Day! A good day to ask whether poetry is still relevant, whether it can actually achieve anything apart from providing an outlet for creative expression. In these current times of misinformation and misdirection, where here in the UK, as elsewhere, the government is becoming increasingly authoritarian, what can poetry do? A good day for this poem by John Agard. Flag What’s that fluttering in a breeze?It’s just a piece of cloththat brings…

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