Poetry in Unusual Places. No. 10. Richard Dawkins

26 May

There is no punctuation mark for genuine surprise.  If there was, I would be using it now.  This morning I was leafing through a book on evolution by Richard Dawkins only to find some verse penned by Mr Dawkins himself.  Along side it he also quotes Rudyard Kipling’s Harp Song of the Dane Women.

I don’t really want to get into my personal opinion on Dawkins, suffice to say I neither accord him the god like, or devil in disguise status that others appear to.  The book I found it in is The Ancestor’s Tale, a volume on evolution.

This week I have also been listening to a radio documentary on Mahmoud Darwish, the foremost Palestinian poet.

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