This is the seventh instalment of my Peace Poems series. Please click through to the Category to view the rest of the posts.
If Pain for Peace Prepares – Emily Dickinson
If pain for peace prepares
Lo, what “Augustan” years
Our feet await!
If springs from winter rise,
Can the Anemones
Be reckoned up?
If night stands fast — then noon
To gird us for the sun,
When from a thousand skies
On our developed eyes
Today’s featured charity is Amnesty International. These guys do a lot of amazing – and quite varied – work, but basically they are concerned with human rights. They fight for justice and freedom of speech, and work to change oppressive laws and protect the dignity of those who cannot protect themselves.
This is a movement that is 7 million people strong, and I just love the way they put this Eleanor Roosevelt quote into action: “Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.”
Thanks for reading, and have a lovely day!