Ivor Gurney’s writings from an asylum were ignored. But a new study reveals their genius — Read on amp.theguardian.com/world/2021/may/02/silenced-voice-ivor-gurney-great-war-poet This is going to be fascinating!
The Patriarchs – An Elegy The weather in the window this morningis snow, unseasonal singular flakes,a slow winter’s final shiver. On such an occasionto presume to eulogise one man is to pipe upfor a whole generation – that crew whose survivalwas always the stuff of minor miracle,who came ashore in orange-crate coracles,fought ingenious wars, finagled … Continue reading POEM – Simon Armitage – Elegy for Prince Philip
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“I feel like I should clean the house so I’m going to sit and read until the feeling passes” Thanks Mum!
Last night, I missed an answer in the FT quiz because I didn't know the opening lines to a poem I have actually read quite a few times. So, here it is, a reminder to myself. Hardly homework though - it's a beautiful poem. KUBLA KHAN BY SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE Or, a vision in a dream. … Continue reading POEM – Kubla Khan – Samuel Taylor Coleridge
We also have our April and May books for White Swan! Time - 6pmLocation - Zoom 11th April – Apex Hides the Hurt – Colson Whitehead The town of Winthrop has decided it needs a new name. The resident software millionaire wants to call it New Prospera; the mayor wants to return to the original … Continue reading LBC White Swan – Upcoming Books
Hope that you all...you know... stay home, socially distance and that you manage a giggle, a dance and a toast! My mum mum sent me on the following - a stunning version of On Raglan Road by New Dublin Voices https://youtu.be/enYyky6VfXo
This time a year ago, almost to the day, my family were urging me to stay at home. Thankfully, my workplace agreed and my lockdown began on the 16th of March. The U.K. govt followed a week later, on the 23rd. Between March snd December of last year, it is estimated that 850 healthcare workers … Continue reading Solidarity with the NHS
How to fill in the 2021 Census if you are closeted. If you want to fill in questions about gender identity, sexual orientation or religion without other household members finding out, it is very simple. Go census.gov.uk and click ‘start census’ Find and follow the link that says ‘need to answer separately from your household?’ … Continue reading PSA – 2021 Census
A few days ago, while chatting with a bestie from Zimbabwe, a line from a poem we had studied in school floated into my head - '...hide of a deer and eyes of a baby calf...'. We had been casually chatting about giraffes - as one does - and agreed it was the perfect description … Continue reading FOUND – POEM – The Giraffe by Geoffrey Dearmer