T. S. Eliot – The Waste Land

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!

My favourite book

Actually, I have many favourite books I’ve read over the years. My current No1 is The Oxford Book of English Verse. I have been reading a poem a day for the past year. The idea is to commit myself to reading… Read More ›

Of the Last Verses in the Book

When we for Age could neither read nor write, The Subject made us able to indite. The Soul, with Nobler Resolutions deckt, The Body stooping, does Herself erect: No Mortal Parts are requisite to raise Her, that Unbody’d can her… Read More ›

Nox nocti indicat scientiam

WHEN I survey the bright Cœlestiall spheare: So rich with jewels hung, that night Doth like an Æthiop bride appear, My soule her wings doth spread And heaven-ward flies, Th’ Almighty’s Mysteries to read In the large volumes of the… Read More ›