‘Vice is a monster of so frightful mien, as to be hated needs but to be seen, yet seen too oft, familiar with her face, we first endure, then pity, then embrace.’ – Alexander Pope
Pope’s words are as fresh and relevant today as they ever were. Alexander Pope (1688 – 1744) is regarded as one of the greatest English poets. He is best known for his satirical and discursive poetry, including The Rape of… Read More ›
The legendary Jeremy Irons and Eileen Atkins read the classic poem The Waste Land by T. S. Eliot. It was first broadcast on 30 March 2012, on BBC Radio 4. Such an amazing recording of an extraordinary poem!
On this day in 1616, exactly 403 years ago, English playwright William Shakespeare died in Stratford-upon-Avon. To honour the memory of this greatest of Englishmen it seems fitting to rejoice in the Bard’s (perhaps unwitting) Islamic understanding of God and… Read More ›