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Children’s author writes new poem to mark 75th anniversary of Anne Frank’s diary


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Former children’s laureate Michael Rosen has written a new poem to mark the 75th anniversary of the release of Anne Frank’s diary.

The poem is titled Sonnet for Anne Frank; Rosen wrote in this form, he said, because sonnets have “a certain kind of dignity” and give “you time to reflect”.

Rosen said: “I’ve got an unresolved dilemma in the poem, which is that in the diary you’re reading a person who is so alive and so full of hope and life’s details and problems from a teenager’s point of view, but it’s almost impossible to read it without thinking of her terrible fate. So there is an awful paradox between the living spirit of the diary and the knowledge that you have.

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2022/jun/25/michael-rosen-marks-anne-frank-anniversary-with-new-poem

Honouring Anne Frank - Google Doodle

https://www.google.com/doodles/honoring-anne-frank

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9 minutes ago, Still Waters said:

Former children’s laureate Michael Rosen has written a new poem to mark the 75th anniversary of the release of Anne Frank’s diary.

The poem is titled Sonnet for Anne Frank; Rosen wrote in this form, he said, because sonnets have “a certain kind of dignity” and give “you time to reflect”.

Rosen said: “I’ve got an unresolved dilemma in the poem, which is that in the diary you’re reading a person who is so alive and so full of hope and life’s details and problems from a teenager’s point of view, but it’s almost impossible to read it without thinking of her terrible fate. So there is an awful paradox between the living spirit of the diary and the knowledge that you have.

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2022/jun/25/michael-rosen-marks-anne-frank-anniversary-with-new-poem

Honouring Anne Frank - Google Doodle

https://www.google.com/doodles/honoring-anne-frank

Wow, truly a great tribute to very sad story!:(

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