I notice that I keep mentioning ‘themes’ on this blog as if anyone reading the posts here (or indeed I) knew what I was talking about. So I thought it might be interesting to try to write about the ideas I’ve been ruminating on over the last five years – the timespan of the writing of the poems that I hope will be included in Resurrection… .
This isn’t to say that the shortish ‘essays’ I’ll post here explain the poems, or (worse) that the poems were written to illustrate any kind of philosophical position. I’m not that smart any more, if ever I was.
But insofar as I’ve thought about poetry in the last half-decade (and for much of that period I’ve had grave doubts about whether there’s actually something called ‘poetry’ to think about) it must be the case that the ideas that have bothered me will somehow have informed the poems I appear to have written around the same time.
Feel free to argue…