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"The Place Where We Are Right" by Yehuda Amichai

From the place where we are right
Flowers will never grow
In the spring.

The place where we are right
Is hard and trampled
Like a yard.

But doubts and loves
Dig up the world
Like a mole, a plow.
And a whisper will be heard in the place
Where the ruined
House once stood.

 
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Posted by on August 21, 2005 in faith and philosophy, fundamentalism and extremism, interfaith, poets and poetry

 

Bishop Richard Holloway

I am reading Richard Holloway’s Doubts and Loves (2001) at the moment, and find in it an antidote both to cynicism and fanaticism. It really is a wonderful book. Lesbian writer Jeanette Winterson reviews it thus:
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