POSTED BY MARTIN KICH
I have been collecting pieces of the way that the arts can help us to fashion a response to disturbing political circumstances.
What follows is a brief excerpt from “In the Dark Times,” a poem by Bertolt Brecht that was written in response to times much darker than our own:
“In the dark times
Will there also be singing?
Yes, there will also be singing.
About the dark times.”
Source: Motto to the ‘Svendborg Poems‘ [Motto der ‘Svendborger Gedichte’] (1938), trans. John Willett in Poems, 1913-1956, p. 320 (1976)]