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Extracts from Resistance by Simon Armitage


Written by Simon Armitage in 2022 about the current war in Ukraine


It’s war again: a family carries its family out of a pranged house under a burning thatch


Toddlers passed over heads and shoulders, lifetimes stowed in luggage racks


It’s war again: unmistakable smoke on the near horizon mistaken for thick fog. Fingers crossed


An air-raid siren can’t fully mute the cathedral bells – let’s call that hope