It is both an acclaimed work of translation a Financial Times book choice in and an engrossing detective story tracing the roots of lyric verse and the invention of the Do-Re-Mi musical scale. It is a history lesson for all poets everywhere, and reassuring in the sense that Horace himself predicted his achievements would long outlive him. For a Roman songwriter and entertainer who died in 8 BC to have his works translated and read more than two thousand years later, this must surely have exceeded his wildest dreams. Alchemy of Vision is published by Indigo Dreams and can be purchased through their website www.
Many will be familiar titles: Their presentations are excellent, bringing to life the bizarre, the mysterious, the humorous. The walrus and carpenter weep even as they devour the compliant oysters. Humpty Dumpty sings of little fishes. The Bogus-Boo comes out at night with his six ears and eight paws.
The Jumblies go to sea in a sieve. Both the rats and the children of Hamelin are piped away. This is a wonderful introduction to familiar British verse which will delight children on both sides of the pond. Kati Nicholl, Daily Express The 39 poems here are classics of imagination and whimsy, alive with the great and mysterious power that language exercises over childhood.
All but one of the nine readers here are professional actors. There are adventuresome pieces, such as The Ballad of Sir Patrick Spens, read with intoxicating Scots brio by Anton Lesser, and many tales of busy doings. Interspersed throughout are passages of classical music.
This is a recording for your permanent collection. But something different happens when it gets turned into verse. You get carried along by the rhythm, and your ear starts listening for the rhymes.
The rhythm sets it up, and gives you a guide to the style and feel of the poem. Take the first lines of these two poems, for example: Champing suggests discomfort, eagerness to get away.
The immediacy of it, the speed of the rhythm and that quick rhyme all work together to create little punchlines. Then there is the rhyme.
The rhymes seem to connect the words somehow, in a fashion that is not necessarily about the meaning. This has quite a few different effects.
First is the expectation.The reality we encounter in poems like those of Godolphin and Gale is vastly different from the one we encounter in television shows and movies, in games, and even in the majority of the poetry and fiction that is being published today.
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