It's Gone

For John Leach, probably the nearest I'll get to a love poem:

My partner's pain at last has gone
Long months of torment finished
For weeks in sorrow soldiering on
His suffering undiminished

Good God, I'm glad they're in the past,
Those howls and screams of pain
His wisdom tooth has gone at last
But his wisdom will remain

'Government'

by Janine Booth (intro) / Eva Gore-Booth (poem) - published in Solidarity 334

Eva Gore-Booth (1870–1926) was an Irish poet and dramatist, and a suffragist and labour movement activist.

Talk at Jewish East End Celebration Society AGM: Minnie Lansbury

21/09/2014 - 15:00

East London Central Synagogue, 30-40 Nelson Street, London, E1 2DE 

After very brief formal AGM proceedings, there will be two talks, including my presentation on Minnie Lansbury - East End suffragette, socialist, school teacher, champion of the victims of war, rebel councillor and my hero! 

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