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  Topic: Jeni Turnbull - Poems
Alan Edward Roberts

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PostForum: Poetry Forum   Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:29 am   Subject: Jeni Turnbull - Poems
Nightmare

We sleep, we sleep.
A nightmare has come.
If it wakes us, will we understand
What it is all about.

Where is our faith – and in what.
So many have turned away
Believing only in ...
  Topic: Poems - Alan Edward Roberts
Alan Edward Roberts

Replies: 33
Views: 35841

PostForum: Poetry Forum   Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:52 pm   Subject: Poems - Alan Edward Roberts
Ourselves to Know

(Being the concluding lines of Epistle 1 & opening lines of Epistle 2
from An Essay on Man, by Alexander Pope (1688-1744);
The title I have given is taken from from the fi ...
  Topic: Poems - Alan Edward Roberts
Alan Edward Roberts

Replies: 33
Views: 35841

PostForum: Poetry Forum   Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:29 pm   Subject: Poems - Alan Edward Roberts
Awake!
(Ourselves to Know)

(Being a set of 22 lines –
the completion of a sonnet,
followed by a couplet,
followed by a complete sonnet –
found within the poem An Essay on Man,
comp ...
  Topic: A Poem (concerning Wealth Realisation)
Alan Edward Roberts

Replies: 3
Views: 5848

PostForum: Economics Forum   Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:50 am   Subject: A Poem (concerning Wealth Realisation)
Wealth Realisation
(Applied Divine Anthropology)

You find yourself
in a universe of finite
resources, and infinite possibilities.

A choice-making animated being, you
are given a toolbox to ...
  Topic: Poems - Alan Edward Roberts
Alan Edward Roberts

Replies: 33
Views: 35841

PostForum: Poetry Forum   Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:22 am   Subject: Poems - Alan Edward Roberts
The Doctor

Twenty-two years ago
I submitted my thesis for the degree
of Doctor of Philosophy.

All things are paradoxical,
contain and are contained within a paradox.
No thing is itself para ...
  Topic: Love Bade Me Welcome ... So I Did Sit And Eat
Alan Edward Roberts

Replies: 0
Views: 1258

PostForum: Poetry Forum   Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:29 pm   Subject: Love Bade Me Welcome ... So I Did Sit And Eat
Attached ...

A selection of six lovely poems for Christmas -
Prayer (A sonnet),
The Pulley,
The Twenty-Third Psalm (A metrical translation),
The Collar,
The Elixir (Regularly sung as a hymn) & ...
  Topic: A Poem (concerning Wealth Realisation)
Alan Edward Roberts

Replies: 3
Views: 5848

PostForum: Economics Forum   Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:26 am   Subject: A Poem (concerning Wealth Realisation)
Thank you Nina, I much appreciate your comments.

Viewed as either Applied Divine Anthropology (ie the study of human living) or as wealth realisation (ie making full and appropriate use of the crea ...
  Topic: Eternal Sunshine: Ways of looking at Alexander Pope
Alan Edward Roberts

Replies: 7
Views: 7400

PostForum: Poetry Forum   Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:46 pm   Subject: Eternal Sunshine: Ways of looking at Alexander Pope
I have just watched the programme for a third-time, Pete - I am glad that you also found it entrancing! For me it is, on reflection a reminder that our land-scape, our given world, is God-given or Goo ...
  Topic: Eternal Sunshine: Ways of looking at Alexander Pope
Alan Edward Roberts

Replies: 7
Views: 7400

PostForum: Poetry Forum   Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:32 pm   Subject: Eternal Sunshine: Ways of looking at Alexander Pope
A most wonderful program, "In Search of Arcadia", was shown in Britain on BBC4 last night, and will be available for viewing via BBC4 and iPlayer for another four weeks.

"In Search o ...
  Topic: William Shakespeare - Sonnets and Speeches
Alan Edward Roberts

Replies: 18
Views: 18620

PostForum: Poetry Forum   Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 8:21 am   Subject: William Shakespeare - Sonnets and Speeches
Hello Dirk -

I hope your reading has been going well. There are at least two English play-by-play editions of Shakespeare's plays that provide detailed line-by-line commentaries (or footnotes) to ...
  Topic: Michael Bennett -- Poems
Alan Edward Roberts

Replies: 19
Views: 20284

PostForum: Poetry Forum   Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 7:28 pm   Subject: Michael Bennett -- Poems
A new reflection from Michael on one of the Enneads of Plotinus ...


‘Wake to another way of seeing.’ (Ennead I 6:8)

‘Let him who can, follow and come within,
And leave outside the sight of hi ...
  Topic: Michael Bennett -- Poems
Alan Edward Roberts

Replies: 19
Views: 20284

PostForum: Poetry Forum   Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 12:44 pm   Subject: Michael Bennett -- Poems
A third recent poem from Michael, again taking inspiration from observation of the world, and in particular from ...


A Pigeon

Today, a pigeon taught me, that there was a different way,
To lo ...
  Topic: Michael Bennett -- Poems
Alan Edward Roberts

Replies: 19
Views: 20284

PostForum: Poetry Forum   Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 12:35 pm   Subject: Michael Bennett -- Poems
Two recent poems from Michael. They take inspiration from observation of the world and from reflection upon the Enneads of (the neoplatonic philosopher) Plotinus - and they concern secondly forgetting ...
  Topic: How To Greet a Poem
Alan Edward Roberts

Replies: 7
Views: 5309

PostForum: Poetry Forum   Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 1:16 pm   Subject: How To Greet a Poem
Dear David

In the potentially tricksy world of poetic dialogue I only became sure that in at least one sense I had been greeting your own poem once you deflected the responsibility (“Of course you ...
  Topic: How To Greet a Poem
Alan Edward Roberts

Replies: 7
Views: 5309

PostForum: Poetry Forum   Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 2:55 pm   Subject: How To Greet a Poem
Thanks David ... for those responses, and particularly for the second ... I take it that in reading / greeting “How to read a poem” I am reading / greeting your own poem. This could be the start of a ...
 
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