My poetry reading for Trinity College Cambridge's Nightmuse series
The final part in my Blake series, concentrating on Blake and the prophetic tradition and looking in particular at His Prophetic Masterwork Jerusalem.
The third in my series of four on Blake. this one is on Blake and Jesus
The second of my talks on Blake, this is on the Songs of Innocence and Experience. There is a slight drop out towards the end of this file. here is the text of the poem i'm reading so you can get the missing lines:
THE CLOD AND THE PEBBLE
‘Love seeketh not itself to please,
Nor for itself hath any care,
But for another gives its ease,
And builds a heaven in hell’s despair.’
So sung a little clod of clay,
Trodden with the cattle’s feet,
But a pebble of the brook
Warbled out these metres meet:
‘Love seeketh only Self to please,
To bind another to its delight,
Joys in another’s loss of ease,
And builds a hell in heaven’s despite.’
The first of four talks at St. Edwards on Blake; ahead of his time, ahead of ours?
the series will be:
1 biography and overview
2 The Songs of Innocence and Experience
3 Blake and Jesus
4 Blake as prophet.
The third of my three sermons at St. edward King and Martyr on God Above us, Beside us, and within us.
The second of my three sermons on the trinity, understood as God above us, God beside us, and God within us.
'The first of three sermons on the trinity understood as 'God above us', God beside us', and 'God within us.'
The final episode in my series on St. John, concentrating on the great theme of Glory. what does it mean to behold the Glory of God in Christ? How is it revealed? How does he share it with us?
the third in my series on four key words in John's Gospel. This one is about Love!