Posts Tagged: 'poetry'

Slipping The Surly Bonds of Earth

I’ve just returned from the excellent Pixel Pioneers conference in Belfast. I flew from Heathrow to Belfast City, a quick hop over the Irish Sea. On the way out the weather was misty with very low cloud; just moments after we left the ground we were above the clouds, emerging into bright, beautiful sunshine. I never Read the article…

High Flight on Radio 4

Radio 4 yesterday ran an interesting programme about High Flight a favourite poem of mine. The programme explores the history of the poet and pilot John Magee and of the poem itself. The programme is available on iPlayer for another 6 days and is worth a listen; although I could have quite happily gone without ever Read the article…

High Flight

I suppose I’m a relative latecomer to poetry having only started to appreciate it in the last couple of years. I don’t recall ever reading poetry at school, and, perhaps unconventionally, it was the use of poetry in films that piqued my interest. This was followed by finding a book of The Nation’s Favourite Poems Read the article…

Breathe

Fresh morning air and low summer sun, the air not yet polluted by the day, cool on my face and crisp in my lungs, the beauty of the early morning.