Note: This series has been a few days in the writing. It is a total, though perhaps timely coincidence that I wrote this around the same time that the new NC listed reciting poetry as a component.
Poetry: the final frontier
I left school a staunch scientist, straight down the line. My A Levels were woefully lacking in breadth, and Shakespeare was boring. I always liked classical music, some of it, the stuff that was easy to listen to. I occasionally went to museums and art galleries, and attempted to appreciate what was there, as best I could. Five years ago, I had the good fortune to actually be able to study the history of music and art to some degree. The lecture courses were remarkable, and almost strange; in the music course I found I was learning as much about European history as I was music. The lecturer’s…
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