Love was lost and found in the tears.
A painted heart, crystalising our fears.

The democratic dishwashers,
With Kitchener approving, clock watchers

Sitting in groups, their eyes wide open,
Tear gas tearing them, a bloodshot token,

And hands in hands hands lands to bands
Of brothers, not sisters, drifting like sands,

A desert of lost partnerships
Masked by the haloed, sun-crowning eclipse.

Rembrandt, Dutch painter, draughtsman and printmaker, was born today in 1606.

Emmeline Pankhurst, British political activist and promotor of the British suffragette movement, was born on this day in 1858.

Iris Murdoch, British novelist and philosopher, was born on this day in 1919.

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