Category: Poetry and Being

A section designed to support a course being run on-line via Zoom through the Aquinas Academy Sydney

Poems submitted after Week 3 of Poetry and Being

Poem and commentary contributed by Andrew Fraser “The core of TS Eliot’s poem Little Gidding, is in my view the line; ‘A condition of complete simplicity’ This ties in with his theme of the ’still point’ running through the complete work , Four Quartets of which Little Gidding is part. When I wrote the Indigenous Prophet,  I was imagining all of creation, as…

Poems from the Call-to-Be group on Poetry and Being Week 2 (September 14th 2022)

Andrew Fraser has submitted another 3 poems based on his responses to class this week. I include the notes he sent me that indicate how the poems arose from the poems we studied and the class interactions. Thank you so much Andrew for your sophisticated responses to the poems and your effort of compiling these…

White Board for Week 2 Poetry and Being: Discussions on R.S. Thomas, Mary Oliver and T.S. Eliot

WHITE BOARD: POETRY AND BEING WEEK 2 Responses to general introduction: John– wondering whether poetry, like in music, uses pauses to create and capture meaning? Jonathan…. That’s why poetry breaks into lines. There is athe  mental pause at end of each line which has a similar function. Michael- also the stanza/verse structure of many poems…

Poems from the Call-to-Be group on Poetry and Being Week 1 (September 7th 2022)

Microsoft Word – Barangaroo and Benelong.docx Barangaroo and BenelongBarangaroo sings sad songs from North centreOf the Grassy Grotto amphitheatre.She fronts and laughs at the White Man’s Phallus, To emasculate Terra Nullius.Benelong wakes from the mist to the EastAnd presides at a grand opera feast.He sings of the Cross raised in 08When World’s Youth saw in…