The uses and abuses of humiliation

Rabindranath Tagore's management of defeat

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  • Published 20150414
  • ISBN: 9781922182807
  • Extent: 264 pp
  • Paperback (234 x 153mm), eBook

One year I said I didn’t
Want to be arrested.
Back too frail to be man-handled.

I settled for the dawn peace-vigil:
Candles flickering in the police horse’s eyes.
War can make cowards of poets.

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