Twentieth-century American poets have omitted the rhyme while retaining the couplet form and the approximate length. They also emphasize a disconnectedness between couplets, juxtaposing apparently unrelated observations, placing insights or images side by side without explaining their connection. These gaps can be a great source of power and mystery. The most successful American ghazals have been collected in sequences:
You can find an extensive index of writings by victims and survivors of the Holocaust below, along with poems about racism, intolerance, war, genocide and ethnic cleansing.
Burch, editor, The HyperTexts On Auschwitz now the reddening sunset settles; they sleep alike—diminutive and tall, the innocent, the "surgeons. The poem "Auschwitz Rose" is dedicated to all victims and survivors of the Holocaust.
To read the full poem, please click the picture above. In Mary Rae's painting, the Rose is thornless, representing women and children who are defenseless unless we choose to protect them. As we read the Witnesses who follow, let's all say "Never again!
Auschwitz was the largest of the Nazi concentration camps.
In the poem above, the term "surgeons" appears in quotation marks for purposes of irony because German doctors disobeyed their oaths to conduct experiments on prisoners, one of the ghastlier aspects of the Holocaust. Mengele conducted macabre experiments on children and sent many completely innocent women and children to the gas chambers.
Frail crucible of dust, brief flower come to this— your tiny hand for a last bewildered kiss Brief mayfly of a child, to live two artless years! When we consider man's inhumanity to man, few images are as stark as the one of Nazi "surgeons" conducting horrific experiments on innocent children.
Something for the children of the Holocaust and Nakba Something inescapable is lost— lost like a pale vapor curling up into shafts of moonlight, vanishing in a gust of wind toward an expanse of stars immeasurable and void. Unnecessary cruelty and brutality are horrible enough, but when innocent children are the victims, words begin to fail us.
The poem "Something" tries to capture something of the heartbreaking loss of young lives cut short, even as the poet admits his inability to do anything more than preserve a brief flicker of remembrance, an increasingly ethereal memory. What happened to millions of children during the Holocaust was a horror beyond imagining.
Children who had been "born wrong" according to the Nazis—whether Jewish, Polish, Gypsy, Slavic, Russian or otherwise "inferior"—were either killed outright or stripped of their human rights and consigned to abysmal conditions in concentration camps and walled ghettoes.
But as the poem below points out, even to this day completely innocent children continue to be stripped of their human rights and consigned to abysmal, terrifying conditions in refugee camps and walled ghettoes, while the world watches and does little or nothing to help them.
Epitaph for a Child of the Nakba by Michael R. Burch I lived as best I could, and then I died. Be careful where you step: The Hebrew word for the Holocaust is Shoah; it means "Catastrophe. If it concerns you that such things continue to happen today, and in this case are being funded and supported by the government of the United States, please visit our Nakba Index and read what great humanitarians and Nobel Peace Prize winners like Albert Einstein, Mohandas Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu and Jimmy Carter have said on the subject.
The most admired Jewish intellectual of all time, the man most responsible for the advent of modern nonviolent resistance, the two men best known for ending South African apartheid, and the president who helped negotiate peace between Israel and Palestinians have all spoken firmly and eloquently against the racism and injustices that resulted in this new catastrophe, the Nakba.
If you are a Christian, or have an interest in such things, you may want to read Did a Misinterpretation of the Bible lead to the Trail of Tears, American Slavery and the Holocaust?
Martin Luther King Jr. The Holocaust was, essentially, a failure of justice that led to the disintegration of the moral foundations of society. In order to prevent other Holocausts, we must ensure that every child is protected by fair laws and courts.Famous Poets and Poems is a free poetry site.
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Read and Enjoy Poetry. Published: Mon, 5 Dec The most common way people express themselves is through poems. People can express multiple different emotions through poetry, love being the most popular.
The Power of Love! - A person in love feels stronger, faster, better overall, Love is the power of telepathy the ability to fully understand someone without having to talk to simply understand or relate. Trudier Harris is J. Carlyle Sitterson Professor of English, Emerita at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
During , she was a resident Fellow at the National Humanities Center.
She has written and edited more than a dozen books on African American literature and folklore. Different Forms of Love Essay. When looking at poetry it is easy to look at the structure of the poem for a better understanding. Many poets use rhyme, meter, and other forms of structure when configuring their poems.
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