A Hymn to Dionysus

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  • Hardcover
  • 79 pages
  • A Hymn to Dionysus
  • Lady Margaret Sackville
  • English
  • 08 April 2017

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  1. Perry Whitford says:

    A delightful little book of verse, mostly inspired by those Greek myths and legends I love so much, though occasionally making good use of British myths also, and once or twice turning to the seasons for the theme, such as the chilly, ominous four part poem Autumn.The eponymous poem is a hymn to the conflicting nature of Dionysus, referencing both the joy and sorrow occasioned by the vine god and his history with humanity A god of fire and dewArt thou, a subtle god, fiery and cold,Young as th A delightful little book of verse, mostly inspired by those Greek myths and legends I love so much, though occasionally making good use of British myths also, and once or twice turning to the seasons for the theme, such as the chilly, ominous four part poem Autumn.The eponymous poem is a hymn to the conflicting nature of Dionysus, referencing both the joy and sorrow occasioned by the vine god and his history with humanity A god of fire and dewArt thou, a subtle god, fiery and cold,Young as the earth, old as the earth is old,Whom we must needs, even though we fear, pursue Interestingly, five of the twelve poems are built on dialogues in either blank or rhymed verse Two are based on Greek myths Philomela and Procne and Perithous.The former is an obvious legend to interest a female poet, with Sackville presenting an angry Philomela and a forgetful Procne on the verge of being reborn as a nightingale and a swallow respectively In Perithous , the mortal who dared to fall in love with the persephone, the Queen of the Dead, is cursed to spend all eternity chained to a rock which is guided by a snake in Hades, but his friend, the hero Theseus, has followed him to the underworld in hope of setting him free Morgan le Fay , The Return and The Celts are the poems culled from British antiquity, the first two in dialogue form, the last a paean to a history of honorable defeats in six lined verses of rhyming couplets Lady Margaret Sackville was the daughter of an earl who played a big role in both British poetry and politics in the first half of the 20th century, becoming a leading figure of the pacifist movement and conducting an on off affair with Ramsay MacDonald, the first Labor Party Prime Minister just notes, review to follow use 3 4quotes, including a final one from Autumn