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God Enough

The world here in His hands, the greatest LORD
Of all keeps me in view at all times. I,
Kaleidoscope of needs, keep looking fo… 95 more words

Acrostic Poems

Interlude (2)

Continuing the brief series of multi-variant poems, let’s look at no.2 in the 1st book of Amours…. Here there are fewer variant versions, and it’s noticeable that the poem had a 25-year run before Ronsard began adjusting! 938 more words


Spenser's Sonnet 79

“Men call you fayre, and you doe credit it,
For that your selfe ye dayly such doe see:
But the trew fayre, that is the gentle wit,

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Interlude - Ronsard as emender

I thought it might be illuminating to look at the way Ronsard adjusted his poems through the various editions in his lifetime. It will already be obvious that there are sometimes quite substantial variants between the two editions (broadly, early & late) that I’ve been using. 1,271 more words


Pretender. The dumb-charade.

Paradigms of periods preconceive perhaps,

Regardless rejoining, rejecting rejoice,

Eliminating elements egocentric to every-

Time, to tell the tale to the treachery’s teacher too.

Engaged eloping from eccentric end. 32 more words


Shakespeare Dream Bill: Birmingham Royal Ballet

Autumn is finally here and with it comes a new season of theatre and dance. Leading the charge are Birmingham Royal Ballet with their Shakespeare triple bill, inspired by this year’s 400th anniversary celebrations. 832 more words