Poet Ted Hughes (above) was wrongly included among a British Library list of artists whose collections were associated with wealth obtained from colonial violence

A library that tried to accuse
The late Poet Laureate Hughes
Of having wealth made
From the evil slave trade
Picked a fight that it seems it will lose

John Moynes


3 thoughts on “A Limerick A Day

  1. Redundant Proofreaders Society

    An honourable apology.
    However, a lot of Britain’s industry and commerce, in addition to its arts, can be linked to its slavic past. Beyond naming the main protagonists, it’s difficult to know when to stop.

  2. Charger Salmons

    I wonder when the GAA will apologise for John Mitchel’s past and remove his name from clubs all over the country because he was an ardent supporter of slavery and a racist who believed black people to be inferior. 
    Or does Ireland’s noble attempt to become more diverse and multi-cultural only go so far ?

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