Gedichte, inspiriert durch Bilder

  • Es ist ein richtig schönes Projekt, das die Londoner Mary Evans Picture Library ins Leben gerufen hat: den "Poems and Pictures Blog - Poems inspired by images from our collection". Natürlich - oder: leider nur - in englischer Sprache.

    Die Idee ist selbsterklärend: Fotografien oder Gemälde aus der Sammlung der Agentur dienen als Inspirations-Quelle für Lyrik, beide werden gemeinsam vorgestellt. Hier ein kleines Beispiel, wie die "Kombination" läuft.

    Mr Churchill rung down by a Suffragette’s bell
    von Lorraine Mariner

    I did not believe in him
    and he did not believe in me.
    He preached to the workers,
    I was born silenced,

    [caption id="attachment_4023" align="alignnone" width="800"]A photograph of Winston Churchill addressing a lunchtime meeting of workmen at a large factory in Dundee, Scotland, as Liberal candidate in the Dundee by-election.  Miss Dorothy Molony, an Irish suffragist and member of the Women's Freedom League, arrived in a carriage and drowned the speaker's voice by repeatedly ringing a a handbell, stating that he should not be allowed to speak until he had apologised for some recent remarks he had made about women politicians.  Churchill struggled to be heard, but eventually had to abandon his speech, saying: "If she thinks that is a reasonable argument she may use it. I don't care. I bid you good afternoon."  WSPU members Emmeline Pankhurst, Christabel Pankhurst and Mary Gawthorpe were also active during the campaign, holding meetings in the town.  Churchill won the seat with a comfortable majority, and represented Dundee until 1922.      Date: May 1908 A photograph of Winston Churchill addressing a lunchtime meeting of workmen at a large factory in Dundee, Scotland, as Liberal candidate in the Dundee by-election. Miss Dorothy Molony, an Irish suffragist and member of the Women's Freedom League, arrived in a carriage and drowned the speaker's voice by repeatedly ringing a a handbell, stating that he should not be allowed to speak until he had apologised for some recent remarks he had made about women politicians. Date: May 1908[/caption]
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