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Post by Antcliff » Fri Dec 16, 2016 4:27 pm

I very recently discovered these reading from In Parenthesis by the author himself. They are down the page on this blog. https://bebrowed.wordpress.com/2014/02/ ... renthesis/
We fray into the future, rarely wrought
Save in the tapestries of afterthought.
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Post by Antcliff » Tue Dec 20, 2016 5:25 pm

I like hearing Tommy himself read some of his poems....in that rather Prufrockish voice.

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Post by Macavity » Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:45 pm

Jeremy Irons will be reading works of Eliot...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b086l220

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Post by Firebird » Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:41 pm

Thanks for the heads up. I enjoyed Jeremy Irons readings of Eliot.

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Post by bodkin » Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:30 pm

Just listening. I wouldn't have said I knew Prufrock at all memorised, but I do generally know what's coming next. And I wouldn't have imagined I had the TSE performance especially stored in my head, but I am noting each bit that JI delivers differently.
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Post by bodkin » Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:33 pm

If I have a critique of TSE, it is that he does throw a too obvious rhyme in fairly regularly "is it"/"visit" etc etc...
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We fray into the future, rarely wrought
Save in the tapestries of afterthought.
Richard Wilbur

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We fray into the future, rarely wrought
Save in the tapestries of afterthought.
Richard Wilbur

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Post by Firebird » Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:13 am

Not sure if this sonnet actually works anymore with our increased understanding of fevers and the progress of scientific knowledge. Fevers are a sign that our body is fighting a disease. Maybe even the great Shakespeare was fallible. Is this possible or am I misreading the poem?

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SONNET 147

My love is as a fever, longing still
For that which longer nurseth the disease,
Feeding on that which doth preserve the ill,
The uncertain sickly appetite to please.
My reason, the physician to my love,
Angry that his prescriptions are not kept,
Hath left me, and I desperate now approve
Desire is death, which physic did except.
Past cure I am, now reason is past care,
And frantic-mad with evermore unrest;
My thoughts and my discourse as madmen's are,
At random from the truth vainly express'd;
For I have sworn thee fair and thought thee bright,
Who art as black as hell, as dark as night.

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Post by Macavity » Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:24 pm

'Standard' love poem for me Tristan - Desire is death :)

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