“A New home, a house, a roof – and out on the street, light, day! … Osip Mandelstam

The storms of Winter 2020! Horrified by the destruction of communities in our own County Borough and in the nearby Rhondda Valley. And in a town where we lived as children in the Conwy Valley. Hoping that our UK gov. will release millions of pounds to renew homes and revive businesses. And these words from a Russian 26 December 1936 – the poet Osip Mandelstam.

“A full bucket of storms going down into dark waters on a chain, moving out of nobility’s natural resources, headed into the ocean’s kernel.

It rocked, swayed, cautious, threatening. look: the sky’s higher – a new home, a house, a roof – and out on the street, light, day!” …

Those people we saw on the TV news, wounded, yes, but defiant on their weeping streets and determined to be their own light, their own sky and their very own ‘next day’! And the next … and the next …

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