honoured to have some one else read my sonnet.
Here are the event details:
Month of November
Wednesday 28 November 2018 at 7pm for 7.30pm
We look forward to seeing you at Blake’s Birthday Revelry.
!!! Please note the change of venue from that published in our printed programme !!!
7pm for 7.30pm on Wednesday 28 November 2018
The Theodore Bullfrog, 26-28 John Adam Street, London WC2N 6HL
Then was a time of joy and love
And now the time returns again
Come and celebrate the 261st anniversary of the Eternal Prophet’s entrance into this vegetable universe with an evening of art, poetry, music, drama, and wit.
Join the Tithe Grant Award winner Will Franken as he compères the night’s festivities, introducing a bevy of talented performers of all stripes in honour of the manifold layers of Blake’s unique genius as poet, painter, satirist, rebel, and prophet.
If you would like to perform or be involved, please email:
Here is my sonnet:
What bravery, what extremes, completely
to leave the world and etch the real one:
engrave it, ink with rainbow, then copy -
world everlasting, repeatable, done;
and listen only to voices inside
not the outside, political rabble’s
rush to the bottom financial scrabble,
take dictation, write songs and hymns, abide
the time when valleys’ green can meet again
inside our hearts that realm whose pure exchange
does not pollute; single-handed counter-
balance, counter-culture, who was madder -
poet of fire, brimstone, smoke stacks, vision
of sadness, small cold rooms’ introversion.
'Blake' was first published in the anthology of eco-spiritual poetry 'The Soul of the Earth' published by Awen Publications, edited by Jay Ramsay