You See the Sacred Blood [poem by Enoch Powell]

[A poem written by Enoch Powell, published in his book of poetry, Casting Off and Other Poems (1937).] You see the sacred blood That in the Grail distils And crimson as a rose The holy vessel fills: That quivering flood Which thither drains Is blood that flows From our own veins. You hear Amfortas’ moan […]

Enoch Powell’s “Rivers of Blood speech”

[Enoch Powell delivered his most famous speech on the 20th of April 1968, at a meeting of the Conservative Association in Birmingham. Powell outlined the concerns of many British people over the future of their country. Although he did not mention the phrase “rivers of blood”, his speech included the sentence “As I look ahead, […]