So we must part, my body, you and I Who’ve spent so many pleasant years together. ‘Tis sorry work to lose your company Who clove to me so close, whate’er the weather, From winter into winter, wet or dry; But… Read More ›
John Keats – Ode to a Nightingale
Mahler. Keats. Cumberbatch. The very word ‘heart’ weakens the knees. I doesn’t get much better than this.
The right to consent to incest..
Monotheists cause so much unrest, They think that the good Lord knows best. It’s a phobia, you see; Against LGBT; And the right to consent to incest. source
The poetry of The Quran and Bible Blog
‘A Quiet Place in Cyberspace Dedicated to the Search for Truth and Salvation and A Good Poem’ Deuteronomy 21: See Numbers 31:18 my reaction
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 ›
Why a little learning is a dangerous thing
A little learning is a dang’rous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring: There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, And drinking largely sobers us again. Fir’d at first sight with what the Muse imparts, In fearless youth we… Read More ›
The Coming of Good Luck