So, I'm weaving my way back into poetry and all that and currently reading 'On English Poetry' by Robert Graves (1895-1985). It seems to be an original 1922 copy (from our local library's not-on-shelves-but-still-available collection) and it's very amusing and feisty. Take this:
"The mind of a poet is like an international conference composed of delegates of both sexes and every shade of political thought, which is trying to decide on a series of problems of which the chairman has himself little previous knowledge - yet this chairman, this central authority, will somehow contrive to sign a report embodying the specialized knowledge and reconciling the apparently hopeless disagreements of all factions concerned. These factions can be called, for convenience, the poet's sub-personalities."
Well, it made me smile.
Also, at present, Mark and I are watching 'The Wire' (like real addicts...at least a show a night, sometimes more) and we're now into series 3. It is excellent, no question about that, and it certainly takes my mind of the highs and lows of real life. Most of all it has some great roles for actors and some brilliant, sometimes shocking storylines. Who would be your favourite character...Omar? Bunk (pictured below...the best voice on the show)? Greggs? Daniels? I pretty much love all of them.
But back closer to home, I'll see you all soon for Weaver's Poetry Bus trip too. Nature, she says...yeh, I seen some of that stuff once...
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