Salena Godden reading an excerpt from 'Shade' from 'The Good Immigrant' and poem 'Citizen of Nowhere' live in Parliament Square, London, March 25th 2017 - March for Europe - It was a beautiful, peaceful and hopeful day, we do not hold hands with hate today, film now on youtube here
Excerpt: 'Shade' by Salena Godden published in 'The Good Immigrant'
Britain is an island surrounded by salt sea water and inhabited by people of every shade. Human colour is the colour I’m truly interested in, the colour of your humanity. May the size of your heart and the depth of your soul be your currency. Let us eat from the cooking pot of mixed culture and bathe in the cool shade of being other. There are no borders. We are all citizens of the world.
Whatever shade you are, bring your light, bring your colour, bring your music, bring your books, bring your stories and your histories. United as a people we are a million majestic colours, together we are a glorious stained-glass window.
We are building a cathedral of otherness, brick by brick, song by song, and book by book. It is a beautiful morning, it is first light on the time of being other, so get out from that shade and feel the warmth of being outside.
We tick: Other
'The Good Immigrant' published by https://unbound.com
Poem 'Citizen of Nowhere' is published here: http://www.salenagodden.co.uk/2016/10/new-poem-youre-citizen-of-nowhere.html
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