Wednesday, May 27, 2009

BBC poetry season

I am just bowled away by BBC's poetry season where there's nearly a poem every night. John Donne, Milton's Paradise Lost, Auden, Arnold and tomorrow Beowulf, a poem I recently discovered for myself and find both enjoyable and difficult (especially in translation as we have to read it - Old English is nothing like English as we know it as this clip shows my views on translations of Beowulf maybe for another day).

1 comment:

  1. Hope you don't mind but I'd like to offer a link to my short film adaptation of John Donne's poem 'Woman's Constancy'.
    I should add this isn't necessarily safe for work or younger viewers.
    Many thanks
    John Le Brocq