Saturday, September 19, 2015

Saturday Good Reads

We’re going somewhat Anglophile today – several links to things British and things London. The BBC offers a translation of certain British phrases. The city of London has a short video on the house where poet John Keats lived from 1818 to 1820. And the Royal Academy of Arts has a special exhibition of the Waterloo cartoon by Daniel Maclise (friend of Charles Dickens). The “cartoon” is what we would call a mural.

And we’re still celebrating the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt. One of the most moving scenes in the Kenneth Branagh movie is of the English soldiers carrying the bodies of the boys in the baggage vans, the boys massacred by the French out of spite and in violation of the rules of war. Well, that's how Shakespeare had it in Henry V. Apparently, it never happened. But Henry did order the deaths of hundreds, perhaps thousands, of unarmed French prisoners, anticipating an attack by French knights that never materialized. Slightly exaggerated poetic license? It's still a moving scene in the movie.


Making the Weather in English Writing and Art – Alexandra Harris at The Guardian (Hat tip: Janet Young).

Shop Talk: Tools of the Trade – Chris Yokel at The Rabbit Room.


Idiosyncrasies of the Brits at Work – Mark Johanson at BBC (Hat tip: J of India).


Praise Christ, Our Lamb – Mary H. Sayler at Praise Poems.

Resentment haiku – Troy Cady at T(r)oy Marbles.

Keats House – video by the City of London.

Honest repetitions – John Blase at The Beautiful Due.

The Oak Library - Brendan MacOdrum at Oran's Well.

Reinforcements – Maureen Doallas at Writing Without Paper.


To Dance with One Another – Diana Trautwein at She Loves Magazine.

Talk to the Hand – Charles Martin.

Art and Photography

Salvia in the Rain – Tim Good at Photography by Tiwago.

Daniel Maclise: The Waterloo Cartoon – Royal Academy of Arts.

Ai Weiwei comes to London – Ben Luke at The Evening Standard.

Henry V – Non Nobis and Te Deum

Photograph by Westminster Bridge in London by Steve Bryant via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.


Mary Harwell Sayler said...

Thanks for including one of my praise poems, Glynn. God bless.

diana said...

Once again, I am honored and grateful to be included on this list. Thanks, Glynn!