A powerful poem, Pessimism is for Lightweights (2018) by poet, activist and author Salena Godden, on permanent display at the home of ideas worth fighting for.
Salena’s words carry a message of hope, courage and resistance that have moved many people from different walks of life, who have all embraced the poem’s message.
Inspired by the protests and rallies of the worldwide Women’s March, the poem now inspires visitors to PHM, where it is a permanent feature. The piece begins:
‘Think of those that marched this road before,
And those that will march here in years to come’.
Suitable for all ages.
Please note the museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Available at PHM shop and PHM’s online shop, Pessimism is for Lightweights: 13 Pieces of Courage and Resistance is a poetry collection of 13 unique works inspired by protest. This collection features poems on homelessness, period poverty, and immigration, and salutes those fighting for justice against sexism, racism and class discrimination.
All copies include a beautiful translation into Old English by Emily Cotman, printed to celebrate International Translation Day in September 2020.