Do you appreciate philosophical poetry?
do you have favourite poets?
one of my few darling poetic philosophers is Michael Leunig; he is very contemporary, gentle in an almost melancholic way, unambiguous & full of heart. he doesn't shy from any unpleasantness in current affairs either, & tackles them with a rebellious spirit.
@walklightly have you watched "Sunday too far Away" starring a youngish Jack Thompson? It was set in the mid 1950's. Many will find it brutal but in fact it is of the character that was Australia and Leunig still is. A character that has been subverted by crass commercialism and loss of individuality.
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I've poems that I like in general, but it's not something I've ever pursued intentionally. I recently bought "The Ode Less Traveled" by Stephen Fry and I'm about a third of the way through it. I thought making an attempt to write it would be an interesting personal challenge. I'll check out Michael Leunig, thanks!
Leunig is adorable. He is Australian.
Although I reside in Nashville, Tennessee, and was born in the UK, I lived in Australia for twenty years, and my social development is Australian. I still have friends of a lifetime there, and due to the political and anti-Intelectual vibe here in the US, I have been considering moving back to Oz. Leunig embodies all that is aesthetic about the antipodes, and has such a light touch. Thank you so much for both posting and appreciating.
In Nashville, they invite you home to dinner, and don’t give you the address !!