A Recital of Songs on Welsh Poems in the Cywydd Metre
By VAUGEAN THOMAS
Sung by DAVID BRAZELL (Baritone)
The Cywydd metre, in which the words of these songs are written, is a peculiarly Welsh form of poetry for which there is no English equivalent.
Mr. E. L. GRANT WATSON : ' Sky and Sea in Winter '
MOST people who describe or write about nature fall into the error which Ruskin described as the Pathetic Fallacy: that is, they treat natural objects as having personalities and read their own emotions into the scene they describe. In the series 1 country-side talks of which this is the first, Mr. Grant Watson is going to approach nature from a different and much more detached point of view. He thinks that plain matter-of fact descriptions will convey more of the real essence of the country-side to listeners than flowery effusions. Mr. Grant Watson , who obtained a first class in the Natural Sciences Tripos at Cambridge, went out with Professor Brown in an ethnological expedition to Auatralia. He then gave up science for literature, and has published several novels which have been praised by the critics, including 'Where Bonds are Loose,' ' The Desert Horizon,' and Moses Lord of the Prophets.'
Mr. E. L. Grant
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