Liquid Lies and Charlie Chaplin

If you read this blog regularly, you will know that I’m a big fan of mixed media work; art that takes account of the digital world we live in and all its new possibilities for connection and sharing. It is surely an unprecedented moment in our history, for we now have the ability to form global communities beyond nation states, religion, race, ethnicity, sexuality etc. Hence all the links embedded in my poems – they are my attempt to create active text (words which, quite literally, take you to a different place, even if that place is only the world of a Youtube clip). Tonight, however, I don’t feel like writing, so here is a favourite song of mine. It is very much a product of new and creative use of different media.

The words are taken from Charlie Chaplin’s speech in ‘The Great Dictator’, found here.

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