Festival Poem 2018

Big Love in a Small City by Malka Al-Haddad 

 

Reading… Reading…
everywhere in Leicester
Over Land Over Sea…
Leicester is reading its love, its peace, its hopes and solidarity

Read… Read till we make our letters like light stars 

Read… Read of our fearless
Foxes’ winners  

Read… Read for the welcoming of refugees…
for a child’s smile… 

Read… Read till we make our words taste like red wine 

Read…Read till we see lovers cuddling and melting
till we hear a lover’s guitar touch all hearts  

Read… Read this is a multicultural town,
we are all shades of black, white and brown 

Read… Read we are all one, Jews, Muslims and Christians

Read… Read, the shining sun
is coming to our courtyard
till we shine together, you and I 

Read… Read till our dreams inspire our souls for a new dawn 

Read… Read, we are the life blood of King Richard! 

Read… Read till the moon sleeps on our rhymes…