poem of the day: Hope’s Hospice by Kwame Dawes

[today’s poem recognizes  1) Dawe’s work in Jamaica against HIV/AIDS and 2)  the AIDS 2012 Conference in Washington, DC this week).

Both links provide additional information and inspiration.]

Hope’s Hospice

Kwame Dawes  (link)

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4 thoughts on “poem of the day: Hope’s Hospice by Kwame Dawes

  1. Teresa Cleveland Wendel says:

    This is so sad and powerful.

    • yeltnuh says:

      Yes, I agree. Somehow all the whiteness–of religion, of colonization, of medicine–is a sort of horrible, aching contrast to the poem’s central figure. Bah, I’m not expressing myself well.

  2. Judith Post says:

    It’s sad that this is the place of hope, of last joy before death. The disease is so cruel. The cause so frustrating. And somehow, these victims deserve color and music before they’re taken from us, but maybe that would be too much. Maybe peaceful surroundings are better.

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