“What’s writing really about? It’s about trying to take fuller possession of the reality of your life. “
-- Ted Hughes
For those of us working in the field of mythic arts, myth and magic is the reality of our lives: the ability to see the world through the lens of metaphor, poetry, and the oldest stories of humankind.
In honor of National Poetry Month, please go here to hear Ted Hughes read his gorgeous, gorgeous work. I love his poems, particularly those those rooted deep in myth and in his love of the natural world. He lived in a village not far from here and I used to see him on occasion, dining at a restaurant just down the street from my old cottage. It's sad to think we'll see no more of him...but his poems live on.