Thursday 17 May 2007


My approach to classicism is aesthetic and sensual. I care little for its masculine, heroic and authoritarian modes. I am attracted to its feminine beauty, its seductive stone surfaces, its grace and proportion. I am enchanted by its antique calm, its intimate knowledge and happy acceptance of the human figure and scale.

[edited] That sounds a bit pompous. But there you are. I will just talk about someone else next time.

Saturday 12 May 2007

Unable to Return

            Thus with the year
Seasons return; but not to me returns
Day, or the sweet approach of ev'n or morn,
Or sight of vernal bloom, or summer's rose,
Or flocks, or herds, or human face divine;
But clouds instead, and ever-during dark
Surrounds me, from the cheerful ways of men
Cut off, and for the book of knowledge fair
Presented with a universal blank
Of Nature's works to me expung'd and raz'd,
And wisdom at one entrance quite shut out.