"From this, he took a lesson: value the original, fragile, and rough. That's the art." Holland Carter on the art of Henri Mattisse
I didn't fully appreciate this when I read it 25 years ago, at least as I can recall. This new translation is refreshing and easily comprehensible without watering down the tale's mysticism or sacrificing its bite.
Very good performance by the narrator.
“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” Leonardo da Vinci
It was such a pleasure listening to these highly-esteemed actors reading this eclectic collection of poetry, ranging from sparkling to somber, from Auden and Blake to Wordsworth and Yeats.
Each of the 50 chapters provides a short back story on a famed poet, a reading of one, two or three of her/his poems and a brief epilogue.
These poems and poets aroused in me a panoply of emotions and reminded me of the tremendous value of art / poetry to a life worth living.