Australia pays to keep asylum seekers away
From Australia’s National Anthem Advance Australia Fair
‘For those who’ve come across the seas
We’ve boundless plains to share…’
Try to Praise the Mutilated World
…You must praise the mutilated world.
You watched the stylish yachts and ships;
one of them had a long trip ahead of it,
while salty oblivion awaited others.
You’ve seen the refugees going nowhere,
you’ve heard the executioners sing joyfully.
You should praise the mutilated world…
by Adam Zagajewski
Listen to the poem at http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/247934