Poetry or song? It’s just words

The other day I gave you the lyrics of a Bob Dylan song from 57 years ago and suggested that lyrics are basically poetry without words. Then again some of the finest lyricists in the world are really poets first who then have their poetry put to music. This does not mean all poems couldContinue reading “Poetry or song? It’s just words”

Revolutionary rebels or rebellious revolutionaries – not so civil war

Revolution: a forcible overthrow of a government or social order in favour of a new system. Rebellion: an act of armed resistance to an established government or leader. How is it that despite the demise of various ruling monarchs; peasants’ revolts; rebellion by bastard royalty; and a few civil wars here and there Britain isContinue reading “Revolutionary rebels or rebellious revolutionaries – not so civil war”