Dark and darker shall days coming be . . . What shall ye do then who seek the light?
A deserted Kent beach, thanks to the greed of water companies and shareholders who care for nothing but their ever- swelling bank accounts. (Picture: Trevor Grundy)
GUEST WRITER OF THE MONTH (September 2022)
by the prophetess Lalishri of Kashmir in the 14th century
Dark and darker shall days coming be . . .
What shall ye do then who seek the light?
In these evil times will nature bow
To them that walk in wrongful ways.
Heedless ever that the Day Sublime
Cometh when the wicked looketh not –
When the apple of the autumn time
Ripens with the summer apricot.
(Quoted in the Introduction to ‘Prismatic Voices – An International Anthology of Distinctive New Poets’ (Falcon’s Wing Press, USA 1958)
The Cruel Sea: photo by Jane Grundy
A magnificent stretch of water at Bishopstone between Herne Bay and Margate in Kent, England. But there are no swimmers this month because water companies have pumped millions of gallons of untreated sewage into the sea. Swimmers have stopped swimming, paddlers have stopped paddling. Angry residents say they have seen tampons and condoms, plastic bags and human excrement float past them in the sea. But cowardly and incompetent government ministers sit on their hands doing nothing -Trevor Grundy