Perceptions/Gesichtspunkte

November 2018 The question on how you can have a respectful conversation with someone whom you totally disagree with has become even more important to me after Brexit and populist politicians like Trump being more and more in power.  I  haven’t found an answer even though I would like to be able to. August 2012 Sometimes you have a conversation with someone but it is … Continue reading Perceptions/Gesichtspunkte

And this poem is still so, so necessary!

October 2018 I feel this poem is more important than ever and I feel like I need to shout it louder than ever! September 2017 I am working on a post about 50 translated poets and writer’s everybody should have read before they are 50 one of which I chose to be Wolfgang Borchert. He was a German author and playwright who fought WWII as … Continue reading And this poem is still so, so necessary!

We still want peace/ Wir wollen immer noch Frieden

September 2018   Wow, I just found one of my oldest posts I still have in my archives. This video and Emmanuel Jal’s mission to bring peace not only to his country but to all the world was very important to me then. It still is and I believe it is more important than ever. Please enjoy a very old post 🙂   December 2010 … Continue reading We still want peace/ Wir wollen immer noch Frieden

The poem causes questions/Das Gedicht stellt mir Fragen

September October 2018 I wrote these questions down in April 2012 when Guenter Grass wrote this controversial poem. Little did I know that Anti-semitism would be a huge topic again this year. April 2012 inspired by Guenter Grass “What must be said” and many articles written about it. The poem causes questions Are people who criticise the State of Israel automatically Anti-Semites? Is a poem … Continue reading The poem causes questions/Das Gedicht stellt mir Fragen