A Poem

On the comforting certainty I found People are mired in uncertainty, the face of a god has bleached the time white, now I come to comfort them with songs of what never changes and in nothing falls short. I can be encouragement to the fearful, the clear voice always reasonable and calm, because my heart…

‘Auntie Yet’ and Humanity

The Internationalism of Henriette Roland Holst Henriette Roland Holst-van der Schalk (1869-1952), poetess, writer and socialist, is one of the most revered women in the history of the Netherlands. Her contemporaries hailed her as ‘our greatest poet’ and saw her as a prophetess; the proclaimer of a beautiful, pure and righteous future. The historian Johan…