I will never forget the effect of reading John Donne for the first time. Donne (1572-1631)…Continue Reading
“Sweet Thames Run Softly, Till I End My Song”: Two Kinds Of Poetry; Two Kinds Of Use Of English?
It’s a famous, striking and beautiful line I think! It is also a charming illustration! Charming,…Continue Reading
“What Is Honour? A Word”
The affections lead us on says Wordsworth. So does language. This is what Falstaff is resisting…Continue Reading
The Third Realm
The Third realm sounds mysterious, perhaps mystical, but is simply like this. It is English class…Continue Reading
Expanding Science & The Declining Center.
As though the scientific edifice of the modern world were not, in its intellectual depth, complexity…Continue Reading
How Do We Grow?
We may say that when we use language, or a probe, or a tool, and thus…Continue Reading
“The Marriage At Cana” : A Poem. (1)
The following poem gives a wonderful sense of the mysterious vitality of the story of Christ’s…Continue Reading
Telling Home Truths!
Rime Of The Ancient Mariner: Part 7 This Hermit good lives in that wood Which slopes…Continue Reading
Rime Of The Ancient Mariner: Part VI
FIRST VOICE "But tell me,tell me! speak again, Thy soft response renewing- What makes that ship…Continue Reading
Rime Of The Ancient Mariner: Part 5. Coleridge’s Mythology.
O sleep ! it is a gentle thing. Beloved from pole to pole! To Mary Queen…Continue Reading