poemof the moment
history lonely as always repeats the names of the dead stands there for days repeating them
about the poem
Holocaust Memorial Day, 27 January 2015, asks us to ‘keep the memory alive’. Stephen Scobie’s poem is about just that: the different kinds of memorial, whether in stone or simply in the fragile spaces of human memory, which bear witness to the past. image: Paris, quai Conti 2013 by hpc_ under a Flickr Creative Commons Licence
poem chosen by…
We’ve made phrases from two of Stephen Scobie’s poems into poem posters to help reflect on Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January. Neither poem is directly about the Holocaust, but both are about the importance of remembering.
Stephen Scobie was born in Carnoustie in Scotland and has lived in Canada since 1965. A selection of his poems is introduced on our site by Scottish poet Anna Crowe, as part of an online exchange with Canadian poetry magazine Arc.