The Glory of Glad : How can we Harness the Heavenly Power of the Ode?

  • The Silver Birch – video

    April 6, 2020 by

    The Silver Birch– a caudate sonnet My gladness of the silver birch I wish   To share, that slender goddess of a treeHer shower of silken hair moves in a swish   That stirs in me a mystic reverieAs turns this verdant, grassy leaf-fringed glade   Into her sacred grove, and I, her priestMid-frisson in the dancing, dappled… Read more

  • On Odes to Coastal Dawns – spoken word video

    April 3, 2020 by

    What poet now would ever dareTo sing an ode to morning airThe rosy mist that hovers thereO’er sea-girt folds? What mind could ever fully graspThe magnitude of such a task:To frame in verses built to lastVapours of gold? Perhaps some master’s careful brushCould set in oil the heart’s full rush Paint here and there a… Read more

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