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  Topic: A Poem (concerning Wealth Realisation)
Alan Edward Roberts

Replies: 3
Views: 5364

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: 31
Views: 34064

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: 845

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: 5364

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: 6859

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: 6859

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: 17653

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: 19249

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: 19249

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: 19249

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: 4790

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: 4790

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 ...
  Topic: How To Greet a Poem
Alan Edward Roberts

Replies: 7
Views: 4790

PostForum: Poetry Forum   Posted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 2:43 pm   Subject: How To Greet a Poem
How To Greet a Poem (on a page)

Meeting a poem is a challenge
Meeting a poem is a challenge to us as readers
Meeting a poem is a challenge to the poem as a completed human artifact
Every time we ...
  Topic: How To Be a Poet
Alan Edward Roberts

Replies: 0
Views: 2835

PostForum: Poetry Forum   Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 11:03 am   Subject: How To Be a Poet
How To Be a Poet

(Thoughts in response to a poem by Wendell Berry)

1. Get up in the morning
2. Be affirmative
3. Do not try to be affirmative
4. Put pencil to paper
5. Draw as well as " ...
  Topic: New poems -- Michael Shepherd
Alan Edward Roberts

Replies: 466
Views: 163933

PostForum: Poetry Forum   Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 1:52 pm   Subject: 100,000 plus
Good so see that Michael's poetry has now attracted more than a hundred thousand hits!
 
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