27 Sep, 2019 @ 17:00
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BREXIT BARD: Read street writer’s poem for the Olive Press about B-day

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BREXIT: Fine words from the street writer, exclusively for the Olive Press

ALTHOUGH much of Europe is unsympathetic towards Brits over Brexit, one Madrid poet has penned the UK a touching message of solidarity.

For €1, street writer Marta Carmona fired off a few lines of prose on her typewriter for the Olive Press in the capital’s trendy La Latina barrio.

Her untitled work (translation below) confronts nationalism by asking ‘why do we let ourselves be divided?’

‘Why divide,

When we could share the pain, why build up a wall at the frontier.

Why search for a compass (and take us or to take us) to nowhere.

I love those that take a plane to smell the streets of Madrid,

Why deprive me to fly to England where today and yesterday will always be ours.

From me to you!

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