When and where poverty takes hold…
20 March, 2017
• MY grandfather, aunt (who brought me up) and I were listening to the wireless (radio) and a speech by the prime minister.
In the speech he stated that we have banished poverty from this land. My granddad said to me, “What did he say?’’
I replied: “He said we have banished poverty from this land.’’
“Yes, unfortunately it has taken refuge in our house.’’
That “joke” comes from a poem in a Penguin paperback entitled Poems from the Sanskrit.
BOB DAVENPORT, WC1