“Earth” by Rabindranath Tagore

Accept my homage, Earth, as I make my last obeisance of the day,Bowed at the altar of the setting sun. You are mighty, and knowable only by the mighty;You counterpoise charm and severity;Compounded of male and femaleYou sway human life with unbearable conflict.The cup that your right hand fills with nectarIs smashed by your left;Your […]

‘All that is solid melts into air’: the dialectical nature of our world

Let’s begin with Marx and Engels from The Communist Manifesto (published in 1848): “Constant revolutionising of production, uninterrupted disturbance of all social conditions, everlasting uncertainty and agitation distinguish the bourgeois epoch from all earlier ones. All fixed, fast-frozen relations, with their train of ancient and venerable prejudices and opinions, are swept away, all new-formed ones […]