An air of deep unusualness greeted him, as he opened his door on a blustery autumn morning and set out to walk through the woods.
From the Hymn of Empedocles
We overlook everyday beauty dogged by anxiety about the future.
Psalm 42- Where is Now Thy God?
Like as the hart desireth the water brooks, so longeth my soul after thee O God.
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Crossing the Bar – Alfred Lord Tennyson
Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea,
Gerard Manley Hopkins – Heaven Haven
I HAVE desired to go
Where springs not fail,
My Old Sweet Etcetera – A Reading
This anti war poem, written by American poet EE Cummings and published in 1926, is such a perfect specimen of the genre.
La Belle Dame Sans Merci – John Keats – a Reading
Sometimes sad and sometimes not, our stories and our poems, our Green Ladies and our Belles Dames are reflections of our desires and anxieties.
A reading: Sonnet 18, Shakespeare
Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? A reading.
Shakespeare: Sonnet 18
Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley
If….by Rudyard Kipling
A reading of “If….” which I made for my YouTube channel.
John Keats – Ode To Autumn – a Reading
I have already written a few words about Ode to Autumn but felt minded to record my own reading of it.
If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs….
Kipling’s poem “If” is profound and moving.
Ozymandias, King of Kings
My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings