Thursday, May 21, 2020
Overheard at Table 4: The Dover Beach Trilogy
Idea for The Blenders
The Monohans “Dissonance”
- song, instrumental, about 11 minutes long. It has a good subtly somnambulant mood.
Read Matthew Arnold’s “Dover Beach” ... then pause for a moment and read
Anthony Hecht’s “Dover Bitch,” which is a 1969 poem in direct response to Arnold's poem.
Then, just today I was shown a third ... John Brehm’s “Sea of Faith” - which is a wonderful deconstruction of the difficulties of teaching poetry - or teaching people to THINK!
Put some ocean waves in the background.
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