From stanza to screen: How a Keats poem is inspiring 21st-century film-makers
In the twenty-first century it sometimes seems that only the things that are ‘up to date’ ‘relevant’, or ‘on trend’ matter. Our fast-paced lives leave little time for contemplation and today’s new technology is next year’s museum piece. We have to learn ‘mindfulness’ to appreciate the moment, drink in meaning and appreciate the sublime beauty of the planet So – contentious question – how can the Romantic imagination hope to ‘speak out loud and bold’ to a new generation, as Chapman’s Homer did to John Keats nearly 200 years ago? As someone with a long-standing love of Keats’s poems and letters, it is an issue I contemplate quite regularly as I seek to encourage an appreciation of his work. Of course, each generation is in some way influenced by long dead forbears. Keats…
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Transform molds from your pantry and easy-to-use concrete into a variety of planters that will add texture and charm to your outdoor spaces.
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You'd think that after all these years we would know all there is to know.
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All man-made building materials will eventually begin to show signs of wear, aging, and deterioration, including concrete. While concrete is extremely durable and commonly used as a cost-efficient alternative to other materials, replacing that concrete can be quite costly and time-consuming, along with making a huge mess and possibly destroying existing landscaping in the process. The old concrete must be demolished and hauled away, then...