Productivity of Culture


Wednesday 17 October 2007

19.00 - 22.00

Poetry Reading by Michael D. Higgins

at Athens Centre

48, Archimidous Street116 36 Athens Greece
Tel: 210 7015242, 210 7012268

organised by the Greek-Irish Society


And as Ricoeur said
'To be removed from memory
is to die twice.'
Nor should it be allowed
to make an amnesia
of violence.
An amnesty is enough
for the detail.
And who knows whether,
if in time
such a healing is possible
as would make an evening
of forgiveness
worth the going on.
We make an affirmation.
The stuff of hope beckons.
Out of the darkness
we step,
and blink into the new light.

Michael D. Higgins

(taken from "An Arid Season", New Island, 2004)

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