the nature of god and man in the Iliad

-Post being updated in parts The Iliad is one of the finest and oldest works ever written in western literature. One of the most interesting themes prevalent throughout the poem that I found when studying the Iliad was the relationship between the gods and men. Homer takes quite a radical position on this front. It…

Cobbled Streets

This is a poem submitted for the poetry competition a few years back. Again the theme is war, the First World War in particular and the affect it has on once peaceful towns and villages. As I walk down the windy cobbled road, As I watch the thrushes calling in the oak trees, As I…

Horses in the First World War

This is a poem that I wrote at prep school, around the age of 12-13. Back then I wrote quite a few poems about WWI, one of which won the school’s poetry prize but that poem is unfortunately lost. In any case, here is one written about horses. Horses in the First World War Trudging…