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The first part, entitled THE SILVER ROSE, has been inspired by the Odyssey, a poetic romp through Britain, Italy, Greece & India. The form is the Sonnet Sequence, & by choosing 154 of them I offer a direct challenge to William Shakespeare & his hegemony over the English sonnet.Click to Read
I've made the Edinburgh parts of the sequence into a wee film, by the way, called the, Ediniad, as in;
The second part, entitled AXIS & ALLIES, has been inspired by the Illiad of Homer. Where our greatest poet was inpired by the Trojan War, so too was I moved by the Second World War, its prequel & its aftermath. The form is a 20-line stanza of my own invention - the Tryptcyh.Click to Read
The third part, entitled KURAL, is a transcreation of this collection of didactic sayings by the immortal Tamil sage Thiruvalluvar.Click to Read
The Fourth part is another transcreation, this time the first great poetry of these islands we possess - Aneirin's 7th century Y Gododdin.Click to Read
The Mumble is the cultural e-hub for Scotland. Me & my team of dedicated bloggers are on-line to record whatever has happened, whatever is happening or whatever is going to happen up & down the most special & bonnie land we called Scotland.
This where most of my musing appear these days, from solving historical mysteries to random jaunts through international arenas - it all goes in my literary memory bank.
.... by the way - if you wanna check out my music, please visit www.damotunes.co.uk