Percy Bysshe Shelley
Happy National Poetry Month!
Did I mention the play we saw yesterday had full frontal nudity? Yep. And they didn't even mention it on their flyers! A couple of un-circumcised willy's were on full view and it did make it hard to look anywhere else when they whipped them out.
Tintern Abbey is a famous ruin. Wordsworth's poem, "Tintern Abbey"(1798) reflects the once grand structure's sublimity.
Love poetry from other eras tries for elegant and understated. Romantic verse will do everything other poems cannot, and if you reject it, it will set itself on fire, because the pain of that will soothe in comparison to the agony of losing your heart forever.
My blog staff of thousands didn't have to do much to persuade me that Heathcote Williams's newest dissident poem, a rhymed marvel of CAT-scan clarity, will be seen one day as a YouTube classic. Here are the opening lines transcribed from the video in four-line stanzas.
Obama + Shelley Get it Right: Poets ARE the Unacknowledged Legislators of the World! (An OMNIBUS Book Review)
Poetry (when it works) miraculously reveals to us how knowledge transforms into insight. We glimpse the imagination at work and we marvel. Few grasp the extent of Poetry's relevance to everything in our lives -- including politics.
I had no idea what I had stumbled upon when I began reading The Vampyre, initially attracted only by its title.