Welcome to the official website where you can follow the development, meet some of the people behind and contribute to the making of the Unit 3 films documentary I AM HUNGER.
I AM HUNGER
I come among the peoples like a shadow.
I sit down by each man’s side.
None sees me, but they look on one another,
And know that I am there.
My silence is like the silence of the tide
That buries the playground of children;
Like the deepening of frost in the slow night,
When birds are dead in the morning.
Armies trample, invade, destroy,
With guns roaring from earth and air.
I am more terrible than armies,
I am more feared than the cannon.
Kings and chancellors give commands;
I give no command to any;
But I am listened to more than kings
And more than passionate orators.
I unswear words, and undo deeds.
Naked things know me.
I am first and last to be felt of the living.
I am Hunger.
Robert Laurence Binyon [1869-1943] was born in Lancaster, the son of a clergyman, and educated at St Paul’s School and Trinity College, London where he won the Newdigate Prize for Poetry.