Sunday 7 February 2010

Charlotte Delbo Poem.

I beg you
Do something
Learn a dance step
Something to justify your existence
Something that gives you the right
To be dressed in your skin in your body hair
Learn to walk and to laugh
Because it would be too senseless
After all
For so many to have died
While you live
Doing nothing with your life.

-Charlotte Delbo, Holocaust Survivor.

Care to share?


  1. Amazing, inspiring. Thank you Kid.

  2. truly inspiring - it really made me think

  3. this poem is soo real.. awsome.. i do think often on these lines.. which makes me go mad after a point. but then its undeniably true :)

  4. And then I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and then he asked me would I yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will yes. -- James Joyce

    (that's my answer to the beautiful invitation you posted. Thanks for sharing.)

  5. Thank you so much for introducing us to this poem! It's so short but so meaningful. It's probably one of the best pieces of poetry that I have ever read because it resonates with me on so many levels. Do you have anything else to recommend reading akin to this Kid?